Each nome Egypt . had its capital city and temple for worship , its own feasts , its
own sacred animals and trees , and its own protecting deity . The limits of each
nome were most carefully marked , and the amount of cultivated land , the
The Tablet of Abydos , discovered by Dümichen in the Temple of Osiris , at
Abydos , in 1864 , gives the names of seventy - five kings , beginning with Mená
or Menes , and ending with Seti I . , the father of Rameses II . ; it is not a complete
He left This , and journeying northwards , arrived at the head of the Delta ,
Founding where , having turned the Nile out of its course , he founded of s . the
city of Memphis and built the temple of Ptah . s tall Men . nefert . The name
Memphis , in ...
means the “ fair site ” ; the sacred name of the place is 10°8 U Het - Ptah - ka ,
and means “ the temple of the Doel genius of Ptah " ; from this name it seems that
the Greek name for Egypt A yurtos is derived . The worship of the gods , the
He dug worked in wells , and built forts and temples there for the use of Sinai . the
miners and overseers , and from the remains of the working of his mines , which
may be seen there to this day , it is clear that the copper industry must have ...
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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