The Book of the Kings of Egypt: Dynasties I-XIX

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, 1908 - Chronology, Egyptian
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Page xii - To attempt to enumerate the important results which he formulated in the books mentioned above would be out of place here, but attention may be drawn to...
Page xlvi - A period that ended at Alexandria in 139 AD would really have begun there in 1318, not in 1322 BC And further south, at Thebes and Elephantine, the beginning and the ending would both have been considerably later, as the date of rising varies with the latitude.
Page lvi - Unter allen Umständen ist so viel sicher, dass der Gebrauch des Wandeljahres unzertrennlich von der Kenntniss eines festen Sonnenjahres gewesen sein musste, das nach einem Ausdruck von Lepsius gleichsam nur die unsichtbare Folie für das erstere bildete. Nach einem wichtigen historischen Zeugniss, das uns in dem trilinguen Dekret von Kanopus (s. die Ausgabe desselben von Lepsius, Berlin 1866) erhalten ist, wurden die kalendarischen...
Page xlix - BC, that being four times 57 years before 1322 BC, the supposed date of the rising of the. dog-star on day 1 of month 1. But this calendar proceeds from day 9 of month 12 to day 9 of month 1 just as it proceeds from day 9 of any other month to day 9 of the next ; so that it clearly is intended for...
Page xxix - It was discovered in Egypt somewhere about the time of Bonaparte, and came into the possession of the King of Sardinia. It was then sent to Turin, in a box without packing ; and, when it arrived, this most precious and unique document was found to have fallen into scores of dry and brittle little pieces which lay in a heap at the bottom of the box. It was put together, more or less by guess-work, in 1826...
Page xlix - In a calendar, written on the back of a papyrusb, the rising of the dog-star is placed on day 9 of month 1 1 in year 9 of king Ser-ka-Ra. This is presumably king Ser-ka-Ra Amen-hetep of Dyn. 18; and he came to the throne in 1249 at latestc.