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Abydos Amen Amenophis ancient antiquities appears Arabic bank beautiful body brought building built called canal carried century chamber church coffin columns contains Coptic covered dead dedicated dynasty early east Egypt Egyptian Ethiopians excavations existed famous father feet figures four given gods granite Greek hands head hieroglyphic Horus important inscribed inscriptions interesting Isis Karnak king known land Limestone lived lord Mariette Memphis miles miles from Cairo monuments Mosque mummy Museum never Nile objects offerings opened originally Osiris painted period Persians preserved priests probably Ptolemy pyramid Queen Rameses reign remains represented river Roman Room round royal ruins sarcophagus scarabs scenes sculptures side sphinxes stands statue stele stone stood temple Thebes thee Thothmes thou tomb town Upper Vth dynasty walls worshipped
Page 34 - And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened ; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
Page 97 - Hail to thee, maker of all beings, Lord of law, father of the gods ; maker of men, creator of beasts ; Lord of grains, making food for the beast of the field The One alone without a second King alone, single among the gods ; of many names, unknown is their number.
Page 108 - Isis set out once more in search of the scattered members of her husband's body, using a boat made of the papyrus rush in order the more easily to pass through the lower and fenny parts of the country.
Page 119 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved • if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be de stroyed.
Page 225 - ... ten years were expended, and in forming the subterraneous apartments on the hill, on which the pyramids stand, which he had made as a burial vault for himself, in an island, formed by draining a canal from the Nile.
Page 128 - Her sacred precinct is thus situated : All except the entrance is an island ; for two canals from the Nile extend to it, not mingling with each other, but each reaches as far as the entrance of the precinct, one flowing round it on one side, the other on the other. Each is a hundred feet broad, and shaded with trees. The portico is ten orgyae in height, and is adorned with figures six cubits high, that are deserving of notice. This precinct, being in the middle of the city, is visible on every side...
Page 281 - ... 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.
Page viii - It is for this reason that no attempt has been made to run logs in the river.
Page 199 - These balls are at first irregularly shaped and soft, but by degrees, and during the process of rolling along, become rounded and harder; they are propelled by means of the hind legs.
Page 225 - And they worked to the number of 100,000 men at a time, each party during three months. The time during which the people were thus harassed by toil, lasted ten years on the road which they constructed, along which they drew the stones, a work in my opinion, not much less than the pyramid...