The New York Obelisk, Cleopatra's Needle; With a Preliminary Sketch of the History, Erection, Uses, and Signification of Obelisks

The New York Obelisk, Cleopatra's Needle; With a Preliminary Sketch of the History, Erection, Uses, and Signification of Obelisks

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...and Lower Egypt, transformations," offspring. Amen-htote p-nuter-heq-An "Thepeace of Amen, the god, the prince of Heliopolls." Amenophis III. The successor of Thothmes IV, a king of the xvm th dynasty, a great warrior, a bold lionhunter, and the builder of the two large figures (colossi) of himself in the desert to the west of Thebes, one of which was called by the Greeks the Vocal Memnon. His name in Egyptian is written 10 m GED v 033 Amenophis IV. A king of the xvm th dynasty, the son and successor of Amenophis III. The worship of the Sun under the form of Aten or Aten-Ra was forcibly introduced by him. His temple at Tel-el-Amarna was torn down by his successors, who considered him a heretic. His name in Egyptian is 20 30 Amen-Ea. In Egyptian j(c) Amen-Ra, "the hidden Sun." The supreme deity of the Egyptians and really identical with the sun-god Ra. Before the time of the Xviii th dynasty he was worshiped as Amen simply, and especially at Thebes. Some of the grandest hymns in the Egyptian literature are addressed to this god. In painted inscriptions his body is generally colored light-blue. Cf. above under Amen. " 37 8 8 Amenti. In Egyptian Amenti, "tte concealed land," and undoubtedly related to w Amenti, "the West," as the Egyptians thought that the Lower World lay toward the west where the sun set. It is the region below the earth or Hades, where the departed spirits assembled, and was said to be the dominion of the god Osiris. It was divided into "the field of the blessed," called iTf(c) Aanuru or Aahlu (the Greek Elysium), "the place of rest," called Kher-nuter, and "the place of the condemned," called. =_-Ruseti. In "the hall of the twshow more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862309
  • 9781236862303