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" ... there was no city under the sun so ' adorned with so many and stately monuments of gold, silver, and ' ivory, and multitudes of colossi and obelisks, cut out of one entire 'stone. "
The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt - Page 193
by Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge - 1890 - 311 pages
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The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian: In Fifteen Books ..., Volume 1

Diodorus (Siculus.) - 1814
...were a hundred stables all along the river from Memphis to Thebes towards Libya, each of which were capable to hold two hundred horses, the marks and...monuments of gold, silver, and ivory, and multitudes of Colossuses and obelisks, cut out of one entire stone. For there were there four temples built, for...
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The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian: In Fifteen Books ..., Volume 1

Diodorus (Siculus.) - 1814
...were a hundred stables all along the river from Memphis to Thebes towards Libya, each of which were capable to hold two hundred horses, the marks and...monuments of gold, silver, and ivory, and multitudes of Colossuses and obelisks, cut out of one entire stone. For there were there four temples built, for...
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Rameses; an Egyptian Tale: with Historical Notes of the Era of the Pharoahs

Ramses II (King of Egypt), Edward Upham - 1824
...to the wars. Iliad, b, 9. No city under the sun was adorned with so many stately monuments nfgold, silver, and ivory, and multitudes of colossi and obelisks cut out of one entire stone. The most ancient temple for beauty and greatness was in circuit thirteen furlongs, above two miles,...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 8

1836
...founder, added greatly to its size and magnificence, "so that," as his English translator expresses it, " there was no city under the sun so adorned with so...colossi and obelisks cut out of one entire stone." There were four See Saturday Masatine, Vol II., p. 64. temples, we learn also, " for beauty and...
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A Classical and Archaeological Dictionary of the Manners, Customs, Laws ...

P. Austin Nuttall - 1840 - 678 pages
...miles, and its width from side to side was from seven to eight miles. No city was adorned with so many stately monuments of gold, silver, and ivory, and...colossi and obelisks cut out of one entire stone. The temple which was most distinguished for beauty and greatness, was in circuit thirteen furlongs,...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 5-6

1856
...of the city. Diodorus, an ancient historian, says, " There was no city under the sun so adorned with many and stately monuments of gold, silver, and ivory,...colossi and obelisks cut out of one entire stone. Barneses the Great adorned the city. Thebes was built on the banks of the river Nile. It probably was...
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Egypt, Burma and British Malaysia

William Eleroy Curtis - 1905 - 399 pages
...each of which was capable of holding 200 horses, and "no city under the sun is adorned with so many stately monuments of gold, silver and ivory, and multitudes...colossi and obelisks cut out of one entire stone." He describes four temples, "the most ancient of which is in circuit thirteen furlongs [about one and...
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A Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt: From Abydos to the Sudan Frontier

Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall - 1910 - 594 pages
...only this king, but the succeeding princes from time to time, made it their business to beautify the city ; for that there was no city under the sun so...and ivory, and multitudes of colossi and obelisks." In BC 24 Strabo visited Thebes, and describes it as follows : " Next to the city of Apollo is Thebes,...
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The Ship-dwellers: A Story of a Happy Cruise

Albert Bigelow Paine - 1910 - 393 pages
..."the marks and signs of which," he says, "are visible to this day." Of its glory in general he adds: "There was no city under the sun so adorned with so many and stately monuments of gold and silver and ivory, and multitudes of colossi and obelisks cut out of entire stone." Still further...
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The Ship-dwellers: A Story of a Happy Cruise

Albert Bigelow Paine - 1910 - 393 pages
...he adds: "There was no city under the sun so adorned with so many and stately monuments of gold and silver and ivory, and multitudes of colossi and obelisks cut out of entire stone." Still further along Diodorus adds, "There, they say, are the wonderful sepulchres of...
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