Historical researches into the politics, intercourse, and trade of the Carthaginians, Ethiopians, and Egyptians, Volume 2

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Page 336 - The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
Page 345 - And the flax and the barley was smitten : for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was boiled. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten ; for they were not grown up.
Page 226 - a great many fragments of colossal statues of granite, breccia and calcareous stones ; and from the great number of fragments of smaller dimensions, and of standing and sitting lionheaded statues, I can boldly state that these ruins appear to me to have belonged to the most magnificent temple of any on the western side of Thebes.
Page 336 - And they shall turn the rivers far away ; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up : the reeds and flags shall wither.
Page 241 - Egyptian contains two, and the others three warriors ; and, above all, the difference of the arms, the Egyptian shield being square at one end, and round at the other ; their arms a bow and arrows*. The enemy's shield Is of the form of the common Theban buckler ; their infantry are armed with spears, their charioteers with short javelins...
Page 211 - Thebes, therefore, was built on the two banks of the Nile, without being connected, as far as we know, by means of a bridge. A people, whose " knowledge of architecture had not attained to the formation of arches, could hardly have constructed a bridge over a river, the breadth of which would even now oppose great obstacles to such an undertaking17.
Page 356 - The weaver1s loom is fastened to four pegs rammed into the ground, and the workman sits upon that part of the web already finished, which is a small chequered pattern of yellow and green. It is observable in many colours of the early Egyptian cloths, that the byssus was dyed in the wool before being weaved.
Page 10 - Rosetta inscription is a masterpiece of ingenious contrivance ; and he has the honour of having been the tir.-t tcr demonstrate, that in the latter as well as in the former, certain characters, whatever may have been their original import, were employed to represent sounds." This opinion of the Edinburgh reviewer, which is merely just to the fame of Dr. Young, has been echoed by the learned of nearly all Europe. M. Klaproth, one of the first scholars in Europe, says " Ledocteur Young, Anglais, est...
Page 399 - Helios the lord of heaven ; to king Ramesses have I given might and power ; whom Apollo loves, the lord of time, and the chosen of Hephaistos the father of the gods through Ares, the glorious king : the son of Helios beloved of Helios." " The great god of the city of Helios, the heavenly, Apollo the mighty, the son of Heron, whom Helios loves, whom the gods honour, who governs all the earth, whom Helios has chosen, the powerful king through Ares, whom Ammon loves; and the beaming one destined to...
Page 365 - Mediterranean were also pirates, who made it a particular branch of their business to kidnap men from the coasts ; and it was therefore natural that a people who had no vessels with which to oppose them or retaliate upon them, should allow them no pretence to land upon their shores. The indifference of the Egyptians to foreign commerce is demonstrated by the fact that they abandoned the navigation of the Red sea to whatever people cared to exercise it. They allowed the Phoenicians...

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