The Nile-- Notes for Travellers in Egypt

The Nile-- Notes for Travellers in Egypt

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...of the; mother" Isis. 4. The Collar, f, was placed upon the neck of the mummy on the day of the funeral. 5. The Papyrus Sceptre, j, was placed upon the neck of the mummy, and typified the green youth which it was hoped the deceased would enjoy in the nether world. 6. The Pillow, usually made of haematite, was generally inscribed with the CLXVIth Chapter of the Book of the Dead. 7. The Heart, "OS represented the "soul of Khepera." 8. The Ankh, Y, represented " Life" 9. The Utchat, or symbolic Eye, '3, typified "good health and happiness," and was a very popular form of amulet in Egypt. 10. The Nefer, T, represented "good-luck." 11. The Sma, 1, represented " union." 12. The Menat, (w, represented "virility." 13. The Neha, j-3, represented " protection." 14. The Serpent's Head, f), was placed in mummies to prevent their being devoured by worms. 15. The Frog, J, represented "fertility" and "abundance." 16. The Stairs, l/_, were the symbol of ascending to heaven. 17. The Fingers, index and medius, found inside mummies, represented the two fingers which the god Horus stretched out to help the deceased up the ladder to heaven. Scarabs.--Scarab or Scarabaeus (from the Greek axa/iapo?) is the name given by Egyptologists to the myriads of models of a certain beetle, which are found in mummies and tombs and in the ruins of temples and other buildings in Egypt, and in other countries the inhabitants of which, from a remote period, had intercourse with the Egyptians. M. Latreille considered the species which he named Ateuchus Aegyptiorum, or i)ioicavdapo9, and which is of a fine greenish colour, as that which especially engaged the attention of...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989686
  • 9781236989680