The Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum: Monuments, Obelisks, Temples, Sphinxes, Sculpture, Statues, Paintings, Pyramids, Mummies, Papyrus, and the Rosetta Stone, Volume 2

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M. A. Nattali, 1836 - 847 pagine
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Pagina 111 - And forty days were fulfilled for him ; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed : and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
Pagina 352 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
Pagina 288 - ... although the last word could not have been very easily deciphered, without the assistance of the conjecture, which immediately occurred to me, that this manuscript might perhaps be a translation of the enchorial manuscript of Casati ; I found that its beginning was, ' A copy of an Egyptian writing ;' and I proceeded to ascertain that there were the same number of names intervening between the Greek and the Egyptian signatures that I had identified, and that the same number followed the last of...
Pagina 357 - Having thus obtained a sufficient number of common points of subdivision, we may next proceed to write the Greek text over the enchorial, in such a manner that the passages ascertained may all coincide as nearly as possible; and it is obvious that the intermediate parts of each inscription will then stand very near to the correspond* ing passages of the other.
Pagina 201 - This form and character the fibres retain ever after, and in that respect undergo no change through the operation of spinning, weaving, bleaching, printing, and dyeing, nor in all the subsequent domestic operations of washing, &c., till the stuff is worn to rags ; and then even the violent process of reducing those rags to pulp for the purpose of making paper, effects no change in the structure of these fibres.
Pagina 183 - At the end of this room, which I call the entrance-hall, and opposite the aperture, is a large door, from which three steps lead down into a chamber with two pillars. This is twenty-eight feet two inches by twenty-five feet six inches. The pillars are three feet...
Pagina 110 - The eyes only appeared to be slightly injured, because they were dried, and the pupil had shrunk in a little. The nose was pretty nearly in its natural state, very regularly formed, and very beautiful. The tongue was dry, and like a piece of parchment. The lips were thin, and the mouth small. The teeth appeared to be worn out through old age, and to have lost their sharpness, but they were, all there, and seemed not to have been decayed.
Pagina 237 - This room is four feet longer than the one below ; in the latter, you see only seven stones, and a half of one, on each side of them ; but in that above, the nine are entire, the two halves resting on the wall at each end. The breadth is equal with that of the room below. The covering of this, as of the other, is of beautiful granite; but it is composed of eight stones instead of nine, the number in the room below.
Pagina 320 - Translation of Cuvier's Theory of the Earth, p. 309. black ; it has the legs of a crane, and a beak considerably curved. Its size is about that of the crex. Such is the appearance of the black Ibis, that fights with the serpents. But the other Ibis, which is more familiar with man (for there are two species of them) has no feathers on the head and neck. It is white all over except the head, neck, the tips of the wings, and the end of the rump; all these parts are very black. Its legs, head, and beak...

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