Biblia Volume 9

Biblia Volume 9

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...into hieroglyphs from the debased hieratic in which the texts were originally written; also a lithographic fac-simile of one of them to show the style of the writing. The prayers, etc., which compose the collection, offer few difficulties to the translator; and where the veteran Egyptologist has (as he intimates in the preface may sometimes be the case) not traveled abreast of recent research, the student can generally make the necessary corrections for himself. The texts are of no great interest, but are largely derived from earlier funerary works, some passages of which, illustrating the title, are appended to the book. It is to be regretted that the documents are given in an undigested form, without index, table of contents, or explanatory introduction. They fall into several fairly distinct groups, and if they were all complete would in most cases be classfied by the reader; but many of them are important, aud a little more explanation of each would have been desirable. At a recent meeting of the Academie des Inscriptions, a letter was read from M. Heuzey at Constantinople, stating that the latest series of Chaldean tablets discovered by M. de Sarzec at Tello belong in great part to a most important historical epoch, that of Sargon I. and Naram-Sin. M. Thureau-Dangin, who is attached to the mission of M. Heuzey, has recognized on several fragments dates relating to the expeditions of Sargon into the land of Elam and the western regions bordering on the Mediterranean. This contemporary evidence tends to confirm the historical character of the text known as the " Prophecies of Sargon." Arbetter und Arbeiterbewegung im Pharaonenreich unter der Ramessiden. By W. Spiegelberg (Strassberg: Trubner). This is a short but interesting...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685845X
  • 9781236858450