The Romans . . . . . , The Byzantines . . . , The Muḥammadans . . . . . 68 List of
Egyptian Dynasties and the dates assigned to them by Egyptologists . . . 69 List of
Nomes of Upper and Lower Egypt . . . 70 - 75 List of the Cartouches of the
Upper Egypt was commonly called Sat 103 Ta - res or gao | Ta - qemā , “ the land
of the South , ” and Lower Egypt 2 - me ” , “ the land of the North . ” Upper and
Lower Egypt were represented in the inscriptions Y P8 MM Native by the
At length they made one of themselves king , whose name was Salatis ; he also
lived at Memphis , and made both the upper and lower regions pay tribute , and
left garrisons in places that were the most proper for them . He chiefly aimed to ...
The chief priest of Amen called Her - Heruse - Amen had little by little gathered
the power of a king into his own hand , and finally he declared himself “ King of
Upper and Lower Egypt , ” and thus became the first of the so - called “ priest -
In the twenty - first year of his reign news was brought to him that Tafnecht ,
prince of Saïs and Memphis , had revolted , that a league formed chiefly of
governors of towns had placed him at its head , and that all Lower Egypt was in
his hands .
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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