The Geography of Herodotus ...: Illustrated from Modern Researches and Discoveries

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 - Geography, Ancient - 607 pages
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Contents

Basin of the Bitter Lakes
381
Ascent by steps or altars
384
CONTENTS PageHerodotuss description 409
385
Explanation of the description
392
Description of the Subterranean Chamber
400
Entrance discovered by Belzoni
406
Mode of construction adopted in the pyramid
414
Traces of the ancient causeway still existing
418
Generally identified with Lake Keiroun
429
AEGYPT
432
Docks in the Arabian Gulf
435
No sheep sacrificed
436
Wooden cow at Sais probably connected with her worship and with
437
Astrology
441
Perseus and Proteus
458
Osiris to be regarded as the divine goodness
475
Seven castes in India according to Megasthenes
479
Population of Aegypt
489
Great plain spreading from the Kong Mountains northward to
530
General ignorance of Western Africa 563
531
byan husbandmen ib Necessity for placing the Libyan husbandmen in the Second Belt or Wild Beast region
536
Character of the country of the nomades
542
Conclusion
572
Travels of Herodotus
573
Voyage of Hanno commander of the Carthaginians round the parts of Libya which lie beyond
579
Herodotuss account 351 Situation and boundaries of the country
583
Chambers galleries and passages for the use of the priests
584
Herodotuss description
586
The Taurus or plateau of Iran 196
587
Ionians enter Attica 60
588
The Great Pyramid of CnEors
590
Separation of Asia and Libya 18
592
Agathyrsi occupying Transylvania
593
Fertilized by rain
594
Southern India
595
lonians their twelve cities 217
596
Rivers Hyllus and Hermus
597
Matiene with the Saspeires and Alarodii
598
Division of the route into four sections
599
Traces in the myth of a reference to astronomy
600
Cissia and Persis answering to Khuzistan and Farsistan
602
Imbros
604
Sicyoma general description
605

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