A Guide to the Exhibition Rooms of the Departments of Natural History and Antiquities

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order of the Trustees, 1874 - 153 pages

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Page 142 - Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character, discovered on the site of Carthage, during Researches by Nathan Davis, Esq., 1856-58. 1863, fol. £1 5*.
Page 24 - Hudson, from an original by Richardson. Oliver Cromwell, by Walker (bequeathed, 1784, by Sir Robert Rich, Bart., to whose great-grandfather, Nathaniel Rich, Esq., then serving as a Colonel of Horse in the Parliament Army, it was presented by Cromwell himself). Mary Davis, an inhabitant of Great Saughall in Cheshire, taken 1668, "cetatis 74...
Page 82 - Mausolos was of the class called by the Greeks heroon, and so greatly excelled all other sepulchral monuments in size, beauty of design, and richness of decoration, that it was reckoned one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and the name Mausoleum came to be applied to all similar monuments.
Page 94 - Part of a series of sculptures which originally lined the two walls of a long narrow gallery leading, by an inclined plane, from Kouyunjik towards the Tigris. On the one side, descending the slope, were fourteen horses, led by grooms ; on the other, ascending into the palace, were servitors bearing food for a hanquet.
Page 136 - Pelion, and Thetis consenting to be the bride of Peleus, in the presence of Poseidon and Eros. On the bottom of the vase, which is detached, is a bust of Atys.
Page 16 - ... nests of wasps and bees ; some are constructed of clay, or of sand, while others are of paper, made of an admixture of the scrapings of wood and vegetable fibre. Specimens of the various insect fabricators of these structures are, in many instances, attached to the nests. In another case we find the remains of the square lintel of a door of one of the government offices in St. Helena, showing the destruction caused by a species of white ant. Then there are a series of the different stages of...
Page 106 - Rosetta stone ; it is a tablet of black basalt, having three inscriptions, two of them in the Egyptian language, but in two different characters (Hieroglyphic and Enchorial), the third in Greek. The inscriptions are to the same purport in each, being a decree of the priesthood at Memphis in honour of Ptolemy Epiphanes about the year BC 196.

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