Usertsen I . is famous as being the king who set up 2433 obelisks at Heliopolis
and who beautified that city by Rise of building splendid temples there . These
works were undertaken by him after taking counsel with his chief advisers , and in
Notwithstanding the warlike activity of Thothmes III . , he was able to carry on
great buildings at Heliopolis , Memphis , Thebes , Elephantine and nearly every
town in Nubia . Four of the obelisks set up by Thothmes have come down to us :
Thothmes set up between the paws of the Sphinx a tablet about fourteen feet
high , in which he inscribed an account of this vision and a statement of the works
which he carried out at Heliopolis and Memphis . 1500 In Amen - ḥetep III . , or ...
1466 Of Amen - ḥetep IV . , or Chu - en - åten , the son of Amenþetep III . and the
Mesopotamian lady Thi , very little is known ; he built a temple at Heliopolis ,
another at Memphis , one at Thebes , and some in Nubia . He is famous ,
He made an expedition into Nubia and the lands to the south of that country , and
he carried on buildings at various places , and restored temples at Heliopolis ,
Memphis , Thebes and elsewhere . B . C . THE NINETEENTH DYNASTY .
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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