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" It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre of which is a graduated pillar, for the purpose of ascertaining the daily rise of the Nile. "
Topography of Thebes, and general view of Egypt. Being a short account of ... - Page 309
by John Gardner Wilkinson (sir.) - 1835
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Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1837
...of Augustus to that of L. Septimus Severus." Of another in the island of Roda, near Cairo, p. 311. "It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre...capital by four criers, to each of whom a particular part of the city is assigned." t Herod, ii. 60. **; breathing an air odorous with the richest perfumes,...
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The American Biblical Repository, Volume 10

Theology - 1837
...of Augustus to that of L. Septimus Severus." Of another in the island of Roda, near Cairo, p. 311. "It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre...capital by four criers, to each of whom a particular part of the city is assigned." t Herod, ii. 60. breathing an air odorous with the richest perfumes,...
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Egypt: a familiar description of the land, people and produce

1839
...power of bringing fools to their senses1. In the island of Rhoda is a Nileometer (or Nile measurer). It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre of which is a graduated pillar used for ascertaining the daily rise of the Nile. The height the water has attained is proclaimed every...
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Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petrĉa, and the Holy Land, Volume 1

Stephen Olin - Middle East - 1843 - 478 pages
...of Rhoda, upon which is the Nilometer, a very primitive contrivance, now in a dilapidated state. " It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre...of ascertaining the daily rise of the Nile."* This island belongs to Ibrahim Pacha, and is occupied by two extensive gardens, one laid out in the French,...
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Hand-book for Travellers in Egypt

John Gardner Wilkinson - Egypt - 1847 - 448 pages
...KILOMETER AND ISLAND OF RODA. In the island of Roda, opposite Old Cairo, is the Mekkeeás or Kilometer. It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre...proclaimed every morning in the streets of the capital, during|the inundation, by four criers, to each of whom a particular portion of the city is assigned....
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Egypt: a familiar description of the land, people and produce

1850
...power of bringing fools to their senses. 1 In the island of Rhoda is a Nileometer (or Nile measurer). It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre of which is a graduated pillar used for ascertaining the daily rise of the Nile. The height the water has attained is proclaimed every...
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A Tennessean Abroad or Letter from Europe, Africa, and Asia

Bandal W MacGavock - 1854
...ascertaining the daily rise of the Nile, which is proclaimed every morning, during the inundation, by four criers, to each of whom a particular portion of the city is assigned. The festivals and sights of Cairo are both numerous and curious. We witnessed, the return of the Pilgrims...
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Travels in Europe and the East

Samuel Irenaeus Prime - 1855
...chamber, in the centre of which is placed a graduated pillar for the purpose of marking the daily height of the Nile. This is proclaimed every morning in the streets of the capital, during the inundation, by four criers ; to each of whom a particular portion of the city is assigned....
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The New American cyclopaedia: a popular dictionary of general ..., Volume 12

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Reference - 1861
...Cairo, is the celebrated nilometer for indicating the height of the Nile during the annual inundation. It consists of a square well or chamber, in the centre of which is a graduated pillar, divided into cubits of about 22 inches each. A nilometer existed at Memphis in the times of the Pharaohs,...
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Ancient history of Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia

Elizabeth Missing Sewell - 1862
...the river. The height which the water has reached is proclaimed every morning during the inundation, by four criers, to each of whom a particular portion of the city is assigned. The first Nilometer is said to have been erected at Memphis as far back as the time of the Pharaohs : others...
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