The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt (Google eBook)

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Thos. Cook & son, Ludgate Circus, 1893 - Egypt - 425 pages
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Page 36 - And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened ; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
Page 99 - Hail to thee, maker of all beings, Lord of law, father of the gods ; maker of men, creator of beasts ; Lord of grains, making food for the beast of the field The One alone without a second King alone, single among the gods ; of many names, unknown is their number.
Page 110 - Isis set out once more in search of the scattered members of her husband's body, using a boat made of the papyrus rush in order the more easily to pass through the lower and fenny parts of the country.
Page 121 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be de stroyed.
Page 227 - ... ten years were expended, and in forming the subterraneous apartments on the hill, on which the pyramids stand, which he had made as a burial vault for himself, in an island, formed by draining a canal from the Nile.
Page 130 - Her sacred precinct is thus situated : All except the entrance is an island ; for two canals from the Nile extend to it, not mingling with each other, but each reaches as far as the entrance of the precinct, one flowing round it on one side, the other on the other. Each is a hundred feet broad, and shaded with trees. The portico is ten orgyae in height, and is adorned with figures six cubits high, that are deserving of notice. This precinct, being in the middle of the city, is visible on every side...
Page 283 - ... there was no city under the sun so ' adorned with so many and stately monuments of gold, silver, and ' ivory, and multitudes of colossi and obelisks, cut out of one entire 'stone.
Page viii - It is for this reason that no attempt has been made to run logs in the river.
Page 201 - These balls are at first irregularly shaped and soft, but by degrees, and during the process of rolling along, become rounded and harder; they are propelled by means of the hind legs.
Page 227 - And they worked to the number of 100,000 men at a time, each party during three months. The time during which the people were thus harassed by toil, lasted ten years on the road which they constructed, along which they drew the stones, a work in my opinion, not much less than the pyramid...

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