Modern Egypt and Thebes: Being a Description of Egypt, Including the Information Required for Travellers in that Country, Volume 2

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John Murray, 1843 - Egypt
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Page 415 - Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves. 21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him: and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into their tents.
Page 154 - And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from' the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
Page 556 - A more unjust and absurd constitution cannot be devised than that which condemns the natives] of a country to perpetual servitude, under the arbitrary dominion of strangers and slaves. Yet such has been the state of Egypt above five hundred years. The most illustrious sultans of the Baharite and Borgite dynasties were themselves promoted from the Tartar and Circassian bands; and the four-and-twenty beys, or military chiefs, have ever been succeeded, not by their sons, but by their servants...
Page 415 - And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
Page 532 - O commander of the faithful, Egypt is a compound of black earth and green plants between a pulverized mountain and a red sand. The distance from Syene to the sea is a month's journey for a horseman.
Page 285 - Enclosure, much of which still remains; but from its crumbling materials, and the quantity of sand that has accumulated about it, the buildings now appear to stand in a hollow; though, on examination, the level of the area is found not to extend below the base of the wall. On the eastern face of this enclosure is a stone Gateway, dedicated to Savak, the Lord of Ombos, which bears the name of the 3rd Thothmes, and of Amennoohet.
Page 253 - II., great additions were made. He completed the sculptures on the S. side of the Great Hall, and on the exterior of the wall of circuit. He also built the area in front, with massive propyla, preceded by granite colossi and an avenue of sphinxes. Succeeding monarchs continued to display their piety, to gratify their own vanity...
Page 199 - ... 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 236 - The fourth line is composed of men of a northern nation, clad in long white garments, with a blue border tied at the neck, and ornamented with a cross or other devices. On their head is either a close cap, or their natural hair, short, and of a red colour, and they have a small beard. Some bring long gloves, which, with their close sleeves, indicate as well as their white colour, that they are the inhabitants of a cold climate.
Page 235 - The next tomb to this, on the south, though much ruined, offers some excellent drawing, particularly in some dancing figures to the left (entering), whose graceful attitudes remind us rather of the Greek than the Egyptian school ; and indeed, were we not assured by the name of Amunoph II. of the remote period at which they were executed, we might suppose them the production of a Greek pencil. (See Wilkinson's ' Ancient Egyptians,

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