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ings, for it is now admitted by all competent authorities that it was built for a tomb and not to illustrate any esoteric doctrines connected with the Hebrew Patriarchs and others.
In discussing the XIth Dynasty, a brief narrative of the Antef kings has been included, because the late Dr. Brugsch and Prof. Wiedemann and other Egyptologists have included them among the rulers of that Dynasty, and the general reader will expect to find them there; but it is probable, as the forms of some of the prenomens of the Åntefs, and the peculiar shape of their coffins indicate, that they reigned at a later period, i.e., after the XIIIth and before the XVIIth Dynasty. The extracts from the History of Herodotus, given in English, are taken from the quaint and charming old rendering of the first two Books by “B. R.,” which was published in 1584.
E. A. WALLIS BUDGE.
| THE Famous History of | HERODOTUS | Conteyning the Discourse of dyuers Countreys, the succession of theyr Kyngs : the actes and exploytes | atchieued by them : the Lavves and customes of euery nation : with the true Description and Anti- | quitie of the time. | Deuided into nine Bookes, entituled vvith | the names of the nine Muses. | At London | Printed by Thomas Marshe : 1584.
CHAPTER II.-FOURTH DYNASTY. SENEFERU. His FORTS
AND PYRAMID. QUEEN MERTI-TEF-S. KHUFU OR
PYRAMID." DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GREAT
ABU'L-FIDA. NOTICES BY CHRISTIAN WRITERS.
His COFFIN AND SARCOPHAGUS. SHEPSES-KA-F
MASȚABA OF THI. MEN-KAU-HERU AND HIS WORKS
TEXTS. UNAS KILLS AND EATS THE GODS
South CLEARS THE OLD CANAL AT
CHAPTER V.- SUMMARY OF THE IVTH, VTH AND VITH
DYNASTIES. LIMITS OF EGYPTIAN RULE. NARAM-
CHAPTER VI.- VIITH TO XITH DYNASTIES. CHRONO-
LOGICAL DIFFICULTIES. DYNASTIES FROM HERA-
KLEOPOLIS. KHATI I., KHATI II., KHIAN
PYRAMID OF MENTHU-HETEP III. MERTI-SEN, THE