A History of Egypt Volume 1

A History of Egypt Volume 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... a). At Bubastis a block of this king records his making monuments to his mother Bast (N.B. xxxiii. A). At Memphis, in the Kom el Qalah, was a red granite altar dedicated by the king to Ptah (M.D. 34 f.). At Krokodilopolis is the lower part of a red granite seated group of Amenemhat and Bast, side by side (L.D. ii. 118 e, f.; but see P.H. 57). At Abydos was found a red granite altar, dedicated by the king to Osiris (M.A. 1338). In the Wady Hammamat is a long inscription of an official, a priest of Min, named Antef, who was sent to Rehenu to bring noble hard stone. For eight days he sought for it in the mountain, and could find none suitable. In despair, he threw himself on his face and prayed to Min, Mut, Urt-hekau, and all the gods of the desert, and offered incense. The next day he searched in four rocks more, and at last found the stone. This touching record of his troubles is irregularly squeezed in at the bottom of the fine, pompous inscription, which he evidently set his masons to cut when beginning this weary eight days' search, and before he anticipated his difficulties (L.D. ii. 118 d; G.H. viii.). Two other inscriptions of the same reign record the work of one Ada in bringing stones for Zautaker, a divine father and priest of Min; probably for decorating the temple of Min of Koptos. He brought two stones of 10 cubits long (G.H. ii. 4), and one of 12 cubits, for which he had a party of two hundred men, two oxen, and fifty asses (G.H. iii. 3). At Koptos, a beautifully-sculptured slab in relief (Fig. 91) shows that this king rebuilt or decorated the temple there. At Karnak is a group of two figures with the names of Amenemhat (M.K. 8 d), and, as at so many other places, an altar of granite with his dedication, in this case to...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694920X
  • 9781236949202