The British Museum: Egyptian Antiquities, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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George Long
Knight, 1836 - Egypt
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Page 134 - Views in Egypt, from the original drawings in the possession of sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his embassy to Constantinople by Luigi Mayer...
Page 99 - And forty days were fulfilled for him ; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed : and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
Page 340 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
Page 352 - An Account of some recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature and Egyptian Antiquities; including the author's original Alphabet as extended by Mr. Champollion; with a Translation of five unpublished Greek and Egyptian Manu-scripts.
Page 345 - Ptolemy, which occurs eleven times in the Greek, and generally in passages corresponding to those of the enchorial text in their relative situation ; and by a similar comparison, the name of Egypt is ^ * Supp. Eacyc. Brit, article
Page 238 - I found that part of the coating still remained in its place down to the bases. The removal of these blocks would evidently have brought me to the entrance into the pyramid, but it required more money and time than I could spare. By this time the consul, who was at Thebes, hearing of the opening of the pyramid, wrote to me, that he was coming down the Nile ; and at the...
Page 189 - This form and character the fibres retain ever after, and in that respect undergo no change through the operation of spinning, weaving, bleaching, printing, and dyeing, nor in all the subsequent domestic operations of washing, &c., till the stuff is worn to rags ; and then even the violent process of reducing those rags to pulp for the purpose of making paper, effects no change in the structure of these fibres.
Page 120 - ... the shape of the person is carefully preserved in every limb. The cases in which mummies of this sort are found are somewhat better executed ; and I have seen one that had the eyes and eyebrows of enamel, beautifully executed in imitation of nature.
Page 225 - This room is four feet longer than the one below ; in the latter, you see only seven stones, and a half of one, on each side of them ; but in that above, the nine are entire, the two halves resting on the wall at each end. The breadth is equal with that of the room below. The covering of this, as of the other, is of beautiful granite; but it is composed of eight stones instead of nine, the number in the room below.
Page 347 - The oval, which resembles an eye without the pupil, means elsewhere " to," which in Coptic is E ; the waved line is " of," and must be rendered N ; the feathers i ; the little footstool seems to be superfluous; the goose is KE, or KEN ; Kircher gives us...

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