The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt

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T. Cook & Son (Egypt) Limited, 1890 - Egypt - 311 pages

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Page 35 - 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 81 - 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 90 - 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 100 - 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 164 - The rooms above ground I myself went through and saw, and relate from personal inspection. But the underground rooms I only know from report ; for the Egyptians who have charge of the building would, on no account, show me them, saying, that there were the sepulchres of the kings who originally built this labyrinth, and of the sacred crocodiles. I can therefore only relate what I have...
Page 138 - ... 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 193 - ... 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 138 - This pyramid was built thus ; in the form of steps, which some call crossse, others bomides. When they had first built it in this manner, they raised the remaining stones by machines made of short pieces of wood : having lifted them from the ground to the first range of steps, when the stone arrived there, it was put on another machine that stood ready on the first range ; and from this it was drawn to the second range on another machine ; for the machines were equal in number to the ranges of steps...
Page 138 - 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...
Page 139 - Cheops reached such a degree of infamy, that being in want of money, he prostituted his own daughter in a brothel, and ordered her to extort, they did not say how much ; but she exacted a certain sum of money, privately, as much as her father ordered her ; and contrived to leave a monument of herself, and asked every one that came in to her to give her a stone towards the edifice she designed : of these stones they said the pyramid was built that stands in the middle of the three, before the great...

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