A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII, B.C. 30: Egypt under the Amenemhats and Hyksos

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1902

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Page 146 - There was a king of ours whose name was Timaus. Under him it came to pass, I know not how, that God was averse to us, and there came, after a surprising manner, men of ignoble birth out of the eastern parts, and had boldness enough to make an expedition into our country, and with ease subdued it by force, yet without our hazarding a battle with them.
Page 49 - The water in this lake does not spring from the soil, for these parts are excessively dry, but it is conveyed through a channel from the Nile, and for six months it flows into the lake, and six months out again into the Nile.
Page 146 - Avaris, this he rebuilt, and made very strong by the walls he built about it, and by a most numerous garrison of two hundred and forty thousand armed men whom he put into it to keep it. Thither Salatis came in summer time, partly to gather his corn, and pay his soldiers their wages, and partly to exercise his armed men, and thereby to terrify foreigners.
Page 146 - At length they made one of themselves king, whose name was Salatis; he also lived at Memphis, and made both the upper and lower regions pay tribute, and left garrisons in places that were the most proper for them.
Page 148 - Egypt, and go, without any harm to be done to them, whithersoever they would; and that, after this composition was made, they went away with their whole families and effects, not fewer in number than two hundred and forty thousand, and took their journey from Egypt, through the wilderness, for Syria; but...
Page 147 - Assis forty-nine years and two " months. And these six were the first rulers among "them, who were all along making war with the "Egyptians, and were very desirous gradually to " destroy them to the very roots. The whole nation " was styled HYCSOS, that is ' SHEPHEKD-KINGS ' ; for " the first syllable HYC, according to the sacred dialect " denotes a ' king,' as is sos, a ' shepherd ' but this "according to the ordinary dialect, and of these is " compounded HYCSOS ; but some say that these people...
Page 54 - ... corridors, and the windings through the courts, from their great variety, presented a thousand occasions of wonder, as I passed from a court to the rooms, and from the rooms to halls, and to other corridors from the halls, and to other courts from the rooms. The roofs of all these are of stone, as also are the walls ; but the walls are full of sculptured figures. Each court is surrounded with a colonnade of white stone, closely fitted. And adjoining the extremity of the labyrinth is a pyramid,...
Page 33 - Herodotus," book ii, Euterpe, ch. cii, etc.) " 102. Having therefore passed them by, I shall proceed to make mention of a king that came after them, whose name was Sesostris. The priests said that he was the first who, setting out in ships of war from the Arabian Gulf, subdued those nations that dwell by the Red Sea ; until sailing onwards, he arrived at a sea which was not navigable, on account of the shoals, and afterwards, when he came back to Egypt, according to the report of the priests, he...
Page 53 - I myself went through and saw, and relate from personal inspection. But the underground rooms I only know from report ; for the Egyptians who have charge of the building would, on no account, show me them, saying, that there were the sepulchres of the kings who originally built this labyrinth, and of the sacred crocodiles. I can therefore only relate what I have...
Page 148 - That the shepherds built a wall round all this place, which was a large and strong wall, and this in order to keep all their possessions and their prey within a place of strength, but that Thummosis, the son of Alisphragmuthosis, made an attempt to take them by force and by...

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