Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 22

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Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1854 - Asia

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Page 485 - In a letter, dated April 1853, Sir Henry Rawlinson wrote: — ' On the clay tablets which we have found at Nineveh, and which now are to be counted by thousands, there are explanatory treatises on almost every subject under the sun; the art of writing, grammars, and dictionaries, notation, weights and measures, divisions of time, chronology, astronomy, geography, history, mythology, geology, botany, &c. In fact we have now at our disposal a perfect cyclopaedia of Assyrian science.
Page 378 - JAS" xvi. note to p. 729); and the animal is the Mias Rambi of Sir J. Brooke. The same observer continues : "The second variety [of skull] is the SIMIA MORIO, and nothing need be added to Mr. Owen's account, save that it presents no ridge whatever beyond the frontal part of the head. No. 9 in the collection is that of an adult male There are many other skulls of the SIMIA MORIO which nearly coincide with this suite, and this suite so entirely coincides through the different stages of age, one with...
Page 659 - Egypt was fixed to the months of December or January ; and as soon as their rich cargo had been transported on the backs of camels, from the Red Sea to the Nile, and had descended that river as far as Alexandria, it was poured, without...
Page 129 - Sokpa, neither of whom, so far as I have means to learn, is led by the possession of a native name at once familiar and general, to eschew the Tibetan appellations as foreign ; though it will soon be seen that they are really so, if our identifications fail not.
Page 587 - An address delivered at the anniversary meeting of the Geological Society of London, on the 19th of February, 1841 ; and the announcement of the award of the Wollaston medal and donation fund for the same year.
Page 650 - ... recently finished ;" and it is necessary to bear in mind this characteristic, when discussing the antiquity either positive or comparative, of any portion of these edifices. The greater part of these temples are excavations, after the fashion of Ellora and Elephanta ; superior in taste and symmetry, though far inferior in dimensions, to the first named.
Page 662 - And the natives of the place declared to the writer of this account, that the more aged people among them remembered to have seen the tops of several pagodas far out in the sea, which, being covered with copper (probably gilt), were particularly visible at sunrise, as their shining surface used then to reflect the sun's rays; but that now that effect was no longer produced, as the copper had since become incrusted with mould and verdigris.
Page 650 - ... The greater part of these temples are excavations after the fashion of Ellora and Elephanta ; superior in taste and symmetry, though far inferior in dimensions to the first-named. t The most perfect and beautiful is in a narrow ravine, towards the northern part of the range, and facing to the West ; whereby it has been well protected from the effects of the sea air. Although small in its dimensions, it is remarkable for its artistic merit : the columns in particular are slender and most graceful...
Page 131 - Wang, bear among the Chinese the common, designation of Si-fan or Western aliens ; and the Tibetans frequently denominate the whole of them Gyartingbo from the superior importance of the special tribe of Gyarung, which reckons eighteen chiefs or banners of power sufficient, in days of yore, often to have successfully resisted or assailed the celestial empire, though for some time past quietly submitting to a mere nominal dependancy on China.
Page 129 - ... where the races of men are to be found speaking these tongues. Horsok is a compound Tibetan word by which the people of Tibet designate the Nomades who occupy the whole northern part of their country, or that lying beyond the Nyenchhen-thanglA* range of mountains, and between it and the Kwanleun or Kuenlun chain.

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