Photographic Views of Egypt Past and Present

Photographic Views of Egypt Past and Present

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...the monuments of Egypt to a near har'mony with that of the Septuagint. To illustrate this point, we may suppose a historian to give a list of all the German sovereigns without intimating that they are contemporaneous rulers over Austria, Prussia, Bavaria, and other divisions of the vast empire of Germany. With this list in hand, we find genealogical registers of particular houses or branches of these reigning families, which omit all reference to others. The problem is, how to harmonize these tables. If we read the first list consecutively, giving to each king an average reign, we shall prolong interminably an empire whose dynasties really run parallel and cover a much shorter period. All Egyptologists admit that some of the Egyptian dynasties were contemporaneous, and that the lists of Manetho are not to be read in a continuous chronological line. Indeed, if Manetho's lists are read consecutively, it is impossible to harmonize them with the tablets at Thebes and Abydos. Lepsius makes this concession, viz.: "That several of the dynasties were contemporaneous, appears to me most decidedly attested; and I have been able to obtain a direct, and, as I believe, a genuine Manethonic proof of it."1 The Chevalier Bunsen continually corrects Manetho from Eratosthenes, whom he regards as the better authority. He also says expressly, "The thirteenth dynasty from its third king downwards, represents the series of tributary monarchs of the race of imperial sovereigns who held possession of Thebes during the time of the Hyksos." Here then, was a tributary Theban dynasty, contemporaneous with the dynasty of the Shepherds in Lower Egypt. The principle of contemporaneous dynasties is thus fully admitted; Mr. Poole merely extends more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564464
  • 9781236564467