A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs; Derived Entirely from the Monuments, to Which Is Added a Discourse on the Exodus of the Israelites

A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs; Derived Entirely from the Monuments, to Which Is Added a Discourse on the Exodus of the Israelites

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...from the pictures of the llyksos, with the broad cheekbones and defiantly pouting lips, which more than anything else give to the boatman of Lake.lcnzaleh the stamp of the foreigner. The history of the inhabitants of the eastern borders lies buried and forgotten under the _rubbishheaps of thousands of years. And yet their fathers were once the lords of the fate of Egypt, before whose rough mighty strength the Pharaohs bowed themselves without power to resist, only to pass for centuries a furtive existence in the southern portions of the empire. Set had conquered Osiris. How this happened we shall see more particularly in the following chapter. WE have now arrived at that dark age of Egyptian history, which Manetho, the Egyptian priest and scribe, had in his mind, when he spoke of the dynasty of the HYKSOS. Whatever we may think of the value and the trustworthiness of this appellation, which has been handed down to us by those who had the good fortune to possess and make their extracts from the now lost work of the Egyptian scholar when it existed in full completeness, one thing must remain certain in spite of manifold criticisms and apparent difiiculties, and that is the name HYKSOS.. or 1lS name ccservcs ver s ecia a en ion, conF t l y p l tt _t sidering the source from which it has come to us, and that for two reasons: first, because this' source was originally an old Egyptian one, and next, because the monuments support it as a fixed 'restingpoint, and they by no means refuse the desired confirmation of the events thus described. According to the account of Manetho which has 5 9 been preserved to us in a transcript by the Jewish historian J0sepllls,1 the Egyptian lowlands were at ' Joseph. c. Apion. i. 14. The quotation is...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921488
  • 9781236921482