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according alphabet ancient antiquity appears Arabic Assyria authority body called Champollion chapter characters chief civilization contained Coptic Denkm determinative dynasty early Egypt Egyptian Ethiopia evidence existence expression fact father figure give given gods gold Greek hand head Hebrew hieroglyphics important inscription interesting kind king known land language lapis lazuli learned Lepsius less letters living lord Lower majesty means Memphis mentioned monarch months monuments mummy Nile object occurs offerings origin Osiris perhaps period Persian persons phonetic position possess present priests probably pyramids race reason records refer reign remarkable represented royal sacred says side signs stone supposed symbolic tablet temple things Thothmes Upper usual whole writing
Page 32 - These he appears to have partly received in the way of tribute, as it is stated of the neighbouring petty princes,—" and they brought every man his tribute ; vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year;
Page 30 - before [my] father. The king of Upper and Lower Egypt, the lord of the two countries, the father-loving, brother-loving, the young Osiris, the son of the Sun, lord of diadems, Ptolemaios the everliving ; gave me the great dignity of chief of the attendants on the altar in his tenth year ; I was placing the
Page 32 - thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
Page 29 - come to thy nostril for ever and ever, for I am the mummy of him who was found to have done good, and not to have done any evil ; I am good, doing what every one loves. The 25th year, the 21st Paophi of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, the lord of the two countries, Ptolemaios
Page 46 - The Copts, in part at least, are a mixture of the Caucasian and the Negro, in extremely variable proportions. " Negroes were numerous in Egypt, but their social position in ancient times was the same as it now is, that of servants and slave*.
Page 49 - Solon, Solon ! you Greeks are always children ; nor is there such a thing as an aged Grecian among you. All your souls are juvenile ; neither containing any ancient opinion derived from remote tradition, nor any discipline hoary from its existence in former periods of time. You mention one Deluge only;
Page 63 - upon the inhabitants, slaying some, and reducing the wives and children of others to a state of slavery. At length they made one of themselves king, whose name was
Page 37 - birth, we shall find, that it were very ill done, by following opinion, without the guide of reason, to pare the times over deeply between the flood and Abraham! because, In cutting them too near the quick, the reputation of the whole story might perchance bleed.
Page 12 - would hear me! Behold, my desire is that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a BOOK.
Page 1 - been placed on his head. Rubric. Let him explain it. Khem is Horus, the sustainer of his father ; his appearance is his birth : the plumes on his head are Isis and Nephthys walking ;" or his eyes, and certain serpents of his father, the god Turn, were also explained as symbolized by these plumes.—Lepsius, Todt. c.