... came from the deserts east and north-east of Egypt, and " Hequ-shaasu " or "
princes of the Shaasu " would be a name such as we might expect the Egyptians
to bestow upon the invaders, just as they spoke of Heq Chetu, " Prince of Cheta.
He seems to have carried on some small war with the people of Nubia, and to
have been concerned in a treaty with the Cheta ; he also built War with a little at
Thebes. He is famous, however, as the father of eta* Seti I., and grandfather of ...
Under the rule of Rameses I. the Egyptians were forced to sign a treaty which
fixed the limits of their country and those of the Cheta ; hence when Seti I.
ascended the throne he 1366 found it necessary to make war against nearly
every nation ...
The Cheta were a confederation of peoples, nomad of^the and stationary, who
first appear in the time of Thothmes III., to whom they paid tribute. In the time of
Rameses I. they made a treaty of friendship with the Egyptians, but in the time of
and when the army came to the south of the town of Shabtun, two of the spies of
the Shasu came into the camp and pretended that they had been sent by the
chiefs of their tribe to inform Rameses II. that they had forsaken the chief of the
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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