D., F.S.A., KEEPER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EGYPTIAN AND ASSYRIAN
ANTIQUITIES, BRITISH MUSEUM WITH EIGHTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS
SECOND EDITION CAMBRIDGE AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1894 [All Rights
The Hebrews called Egypt " Mizraim," and the Assyrians and Babylonians Mu?ur;
it is given this latter name in the cuneiform despatches of Tushratta, King of Mitani
, about B.C. 1550. Upper Egypt extended from Aswan (Syene) to Memphis, ...
He chiefly aimed to secure the eastern parts, as foreseeing that the Assyrians,
who " Hyksos" had there the greatest power, would be desirous of that king- kings
- dom and invade them ; and as he found in the Saite [Seth- roite] Nomos a city ...
... they went away with their whole "Hyksos " families and effects, not fewer in
number than 240,000, and took their journey from Egypt, through the wilderness,
for Syria : but that, as they were in fear of the Assyrians, who had then the
Each king of Assyria, if he wished to maintain his authority, found it necessary on
his accession, or soon after, to undertake a series of military expeditions to
punish the peoples who, on the death of a king, always revolted. If this were ...
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964