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Egypt Past and Present - Described and Illustrated. with a Narrative of Its ...
William Davenport Adams
No preview available - 2010
adytum afterwards Alexandria Amun Amun-Ra Amunophis ancient animal antiquity Arab Assouan Athor bank beauty Berber British Cairo Canal capital Cataract chamber Champollion chief town Christian Cleopatra colossal statues columns crocodile death deities Desert dynasty east Eastern Egypt Egyptian erected Ethiopia eyes feet in height feet long fertile figures Ghizeh Girgeh gods Government granite Greek Harriet Martineau head Herodotus hieroglyphics honour Hopley inches Isis island Karnak Khartum Khedive kings Kneph Lake land Libyan Manetho Mehemet Memphis Meroe miles Miss Martineau monuments mysterious Nile nome Nubia Oasis obelisks Osiris Osman Digna palace palm Pasha Persian Pharaoh Philae pillars portico priests principal propylon Ptolemy Pyramids Rameses Rameses II Ramessid reign river rock Roman ruins sacred sanctuary sand sculptured side Soudan sphinxes stone Suakim Suez Suez Canal symbols temple Thebaid Thebes Thothmes tion tombs traveller valley Wady Haifa walls waters White Nile Wilkinson worship
Page 114 - Translation Thus do they, sir: they take the flow o' the Nile By certain scales i' the Pyramid; they know By the height, the lowness, or the mean, if death Or prison follow,
Page 342 - dynasty of kings. CHAPTER III. GEBEL-ADHA—WADY HALFA — THE SECOND CATARACT— THE TEMPLE OF SOLEB—MEROE, AND ITS ANTIQUITIES —RUINS AT NAJA AND EL-MESAOURAT—THE SACRED BOAT. Wild and desolate Those courts, where once the mighty sate; Nor longer on those mouldering towers Were seen the past of fruits and flowers Neither priest nor rites were there. Moore. j|N the cliff, nearly opposite
Page 205 - SIOUT —GIRGEH—DENDERA, AND ITS TEMPLE. Monarchs—the powerful and the strong— Famous in history and in song Of olden time. Longfellow. A reverend pile, With bold projections and recesses deep. Wordsworth.
Page 178 - What was the object of the cell or apartment in which he found himself? " Whatever it might be," he says, " I certainly considered myself in the centre of that Pyramid which, from time immemorial, had been the subject of the obscure conjectures of many hundred travellers, both ancient and modern. My torch, formed of a few wax candles, gave
Page 236 - 22 feet 4 inches across the shoulders, and 14 feet 4 inches from the neck to the elbow. The toes are from 2 to 3 feet long. The whole mass is composed of Syene granite ; and I offer it as a problem to engineers and
Page 139 - and the more remarkable white muslin veil,—which universal out-of-door costume of Egyptian ladies only suffered two dark eyes to gleam from behind the hideous shroud. And if the carriages we saw, continues our authority, had a smack of Europe, they were driven and
Page 352 - the pillars are decorated with figures in the Egyptian style; others in the same portico are fluted like the Grecian : on the base of one seemed discernible the traces of a zodiac. Time and the elements seem to have been willing to spare to us the observatory of Meroe. It excites one's wonder to discover so few hieroglyphics in this mass of ruins; the six
Page 214 - TOMB ^INTERIOR,. We have here, says Miss Martineau,—and we shall freely avail ourselves of her animated description,*—the art of writing as a familiar practice, in the scribes who are numbering the
Page 273 - AND ITS QUARRIES—KOUM OMBOS. Et viridem Aegyptum nigra faecundat arena, Et diversa ruens septem discurrit in ora. Virgil, Georgics, iv. 200. And where the stream . . . Broods o'er green Egypt with dark wave of mud, And pours through many a mouth its branching flood.