The Biblical Keepsake, Or, Landscape Illustrations of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Holy Scriptures

The Biblical Keepsake, Or, Landscape Illustrations of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Holy Scriptures

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...7 1 high, and of a beautiful order, form an avenue through the centre of the building, like the nave of a Gothic cathedral, and they are flanked on each side by sixty smaller ones, ranged in six rows, which are seen through the intervals in endless perspective. The walls are covered with bas-reliefs of a similar character with those found in the other antient Egyptian temples. In an open space beyond the portico there were four obelisks, two only of which are now standing. One of these is seen in our engraving: according to Capt. C. F. Head, it has a base of eight feet square, and rises to a height of eighty feet, and is formed of a single block of granite. The hieroglyphics, which are beautifiilly wrought, are supposed to record the succession of Pharaohs who reigned over Egypt. From the most antient rulers of the land to the Ptolemies, almost every king, except the Persian, has his name recorded in this temple. But it was said, " The sceptre of Egypt shall depart away" (Zech. x. 11.); and, as if in direct fulfilment of the prophecy, the portion of the rocky tables, that was to have been occupied by the names of others of its royal line, has been shattered, and (it has been conjectured) by no human hand. The most interesting of the sculptured ornaments in this temple, Capt. Head states, are on the northwest, where there are battle scenes, with innumerable figures of military combatants using bows and arrows, spears and bucklers, of prostrate enemies, of war chariots and horses. The fiery action and elegant shape of the steeds are remarkable. On the exterior walls of the south-west corner of the portico are depicted other victories, which are conjectured to be those of the Egyptians over the Jews. The field of ruins at Karnak...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760875
  • 9781236760876