Medum

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D. Nutt, 1892 - Egypt - 52 pages
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Page 18 - The mode of embalming was very singular. The body was shrunk, wrapped in a linen cloth, then modelled all over with resin, into the natural form and plumpness of the living figure, completely restoring all the fullness of the form, and this was wrapped around in a few turns of f1nest gauze.
Page 18 - There was no sign of these organs having been in jars or enclosures ; and it seems as if these recesses in the tombs were intended to lay the internal parts on after embalming, before the use of jars for such was introduced.
Page 24 - Over wide surfaces special means were adopted. The area was divided into a number of deeper cells in the bottom, divided by cross ridges, of about a third of the height of the whole hollow.
Page 30 - XIII), with a tenon on the top to fit the lintel, and painted black below, then white with an ornamental edge, and red above. This form is not yet known in the round until the Xllth dynasty.
Page 37 - Upon the stela of the outer court (PL. XII) is an inscription which probably is to be read " the royal acquaintance, the king's son of his body, who has attained the reward of merit, Bu-nefer.
Page 12 - L shape, running in front of both faces at each corner ; they are of crude brick, plastered, and whitewashed, to shew up the construction lines. Levelling was then carried around the site, and all the inner faces of the walls were divided by horizontal lines into spaces of a cubit high (see PL.
Page 31 - XIII) we see a tenon on the top, an evidence of a column ; and abstracting for a time the repeated forms of the top, we see that the main body is much like the column drawn at Kahun. What then is the meaning of the multiple top? In...
Page 12 - In the fifth cubit space below the ground level we read at each side, " cubits five under of the neferu...
Page 30 - Buildings are the next division ; and from the hieroglyphs we learn far more of architecture in the dark period of the first three dynasties, than we can learn by actual buildings until the XVII Ith.
Page 30 - XIX), is clearly not a drawing from the animal, but of some object formed like a lion's head, perhaps a draughtman on the top of a staff".

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