Topography of Thebes, and general view of Egypt. Being a short account of the principal objects worthy of notice in the valley of the Nile [&c.].

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Page 21 - Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
Page 148 - Ъу far the most curious of all the private tombs in Thebes, since it throws more light on the manners and customs of the Egyptians than any hitherto discovered. In the outer chamber on the left hand (entering) is a grand procession of Ethiopian and Asiatic chiefs, bearing a tribute to the Egyptian monarch, Thothmes III. They are arranged in five lines. The first or uppermost consists of blacks, and others of a red colour from the country of Fount, who bring ivory, apes, leopards, skins, and dried...
Page 234 - And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel...
Page 228 - ... consisted of a broad flat blade, furnished with a deep tooth or barb at the side, having a strong rope of considerable length attached to its upper end, and running over the notched summit of a wooden shaft, which was inserted into the head or blade, like a common javelin. It was thrown in the same manner ; but, on striking, the shaft fell, and the iron head alone remained in the body of the animal, which, on receiving a wound, plunged into deep water, the rope having been immediately let out....
Page 151 - hole process of brick-making is also introduced. Their bricks were made with a simple mould the stamp (for they bore the name of a king, or of some high-priest) was not on the pallet, but was apparently impressed on the upper surface previous to their drying. But they do not...
Page 93 - ... not on the principle of the arch, being composed of blocks placed horizontally, one projecting beyond that immediately below it, till the uppermost two meet in the centre ; the interior angles being afterwards rounded off to form the vault.
Page 29 - upper part of this statue, above the throne, had been broken and hurled down," as he was told, " by the shock of an earthquake ; " nor do the repairs afterwards made to it appear to date prior to the time of Juvenal, since the poet* thus refers to its fractured condition : — " Dimidio magicse resonant ubi Memnone chordae.
Page 105 - In Egyptian bas-reliefs the position of the figures was first decided by the artist, who traced them roughly with a red colour, and the draughtsman then carefully sketched, the outlines in black, and submitted them to the inspection of the former, who altered (as appears in some few instances here) those parts which he deemed deficient in proportion or correctness of attitude ; and in that state they were left for the chisel of the sculptor.
Page 74 - Ptolemaic cognomen, as Soter, Philadelphus, and others, satisfactorily proves that it is after, and not in the name, that we must look for the title which distinguished each of these kings; nor will any one conversant with hieroglyphics fail to remark the adoption of these cognomens in each prenomen of a succeeding Ptolemy...
Page 9 - The throne and legs are completely destroyed, and reduced to comparatively small fragments, while the upper part, broken at the waist, is merely thrown back upon the ground, and lies in that position which was the consequence of its fall ; nor are there any marks of the wedge or other instrument, which should have been employed for reducing those fragments to the state in which they now appear. The fissures seen across the head and in the pedestal, are the work of a later period, when some of the...

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