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Aahmes or Amasis I., and Egypt was delivered. Seqenen-Ra probably lost his life
in battle with the enemy, and must in any case have been seriously wounded,
judging by the smashed skull and broken bones which his mummy exhibits.
The conquests made by Amasis I. and A^Ubyem Amenhetep I. were all forgotten,
and Thothmes III. had Thothmes practically to reconquer the world. In his twenty-
second year he set out from Tanis, and passing through the desert of Sinai he ...
When the troops returned to Egypt a rebellion broke out among them, Defection
and Apries sent Amasis, an officer, to put it down ; but while an<f defeat ne was
addressing the disaffected troops, a soldier placed a of Apries. helmet on his
B.C. Amasis II. became sole king of Egypt after the death of 572 Apries, and as he
had married Anch-nes-nefer-ab-Ra, daughter of Psammefichus II. and of Nit-
aqert, a sister of Apries, the Egyptians regarded him as, more or less, a legal ...
(Amasis II.) •^QH ¥ Hid Anx-ka-en-Ra, son of the Sun, Psemflek. (Psammetichus
III.) Dynasty XXVII. (Persian), b.c. 527. Mesu0-Ra, son of the Sun, Kemba0et. (
Cambyses.) B. M. H Settu, son of the Sun, Antariusha. (Darius Hystaspes.) Lord
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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