Ancient Records of Egypt

Ancient Records of Egypt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...(sr) are probable in the photograph. "Thy lord" (following "Pharaoh") is impossible, owing to lack of determinative after it (ni), as regularly in this inscription. cTbis inscription of three lines is unpublished. It is badly mutilated, and from the small-scale photograph little can be made of it. The variant also shows three similar lines below the scene, which contain a list of the gifts; but it is badly mutilated and not readable in the photograph. It begins quite differently from the above list. they cannot be omitted from this historical series. The riches lying in the royal tombs, in the form of splendid regalia adorning the dead, rich coffins, and elaborate furniture, which had been accumulating for five hundred years, furnished an irresistible motive for the violation of such tombs. How far the corrupt officials, by indirect connivance, may have been involved in such robberies we cannot now determine. In our first document there are indications that all was not as it should have been among the officials of the government. Their apparent helplessness, and total inability properly to protect the necropolis, however interpreted, are clear evidence of the decadence in government now in progress. A coffin in the British Museum, doubtless of this age, furnishes significant evidence of the conditions in the Theban necropolis, as shown by the following remark," recorded upon it by a scribe: Year 3, fourth month of the first season, day 15; day of renewing the burial of Osiris, Tesitnakht (TJ-s 3' t-nht); after it had been found, the children of the cemetery having taken its coffins and violated, the name thereof. They were restored again. 500. While Thebes as a whole was under the vizier as its governor, the main...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569741
  • 9781236569745