The Funeral Tent of an Egyptian Queen

The Funeral Tent of an Egyptian Queen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...good distances in heaven, fields of the Aahlu.' The rest of the published text refers to the acts and condition of the king in the Aahlu and the heaven. Some of the mythological notions here are peculiar, as 'Is, ' it says, 'the horizon like the sun, the morning star of the celestial gate, the divine parts of the Uatur, or sea which the heaven produces.-1 This text describes the gods as produced of Nut (the Ether or Egyptian Rhea), ' at the time of the inclination of her face, their crowns on their heads, and collars on their necks, prepared of verdant leaves, the lower crowns, the pools of the Aahlu, the Hotep pools of the great place, tied by olives (het) from the meadow of Lower Egypt.' It continues: 'She brings her hand, she anoints her chief son, Har-pa-chrut (Harpocrates), the youth who traverses the earth in whitened sandals, who goes to see his father, the Osiris; he ministers to H. M., he goes along with Karheb of her son to the legs of H. M.' In another place, allusions occur, as in the pyramid of Pepi I., to the myth of Set. 'He (H. M.) has taken the rising before thee, as Horus takes the house of his father from his brother Set before Seb.'" The resemblance of this word, which may be said to signify ' water, ' to our English word water is curious, and may be more than accidental. F CHAPTER II. The Pyramid of Pepi--The Sepulchral Chamber--Inscriptions on End WallDifficulties of the Text--Religious Inscriptions. "The Pyramid of Pepi had been destroyed at some period for the sake of the materials, and in the most reckless manner, more than half of the masonry at least having been carried off by the spoilers, and the entrance blocked by a fallen granite portcullis. With difficulty the explorers reached the horizontal passage which...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589971
  • 9781236589972