A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians. Revised and Abridged from [Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians]

A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians. Revised and Abridged from [Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians]

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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: ... supposed ring on the back of the crouched lion is only the same conical weight seen in the scales. granary; being the standard like the modern mid, which in size and shape it so much resembled. This name is very like the Latin modius. The modern ardeb contains 8 mid; and the latter 4 rqftow, or 3 roob; and according to another calculation the ardeb is made to consist of 6 waybeh, a name answering to the ouopi of the Copts, which was equal to 4 roob. The half ardeb, or mid, was called also koros in Coptic. There was another measure used both for liquids, as wine; and for dry substances, as incense and bitumen; which had likewise a name very like mn or mina. B. outer chamber with false arch, "each course projecting." (See p. 304.) V A B K. Arch at Tusculum, in Italy, (built while the Kings ruled at Home?). o. View of the modern town of Manfalodt, showing the height of the banks of the Nile in summer. In the mountain range, opposite Manfalodt, are the large crocodile mummy caved of Madodeh. CHAPTER IX. EGYPTIAN ART--REMAINS OF NINEVEH--HUMAN FIGURE--DRAWING AND PAINTING--ARCHITECTURE--ORDERS OF ARCHITECT URE--SOME DEVICES COPIED FROM NATURE--TOO GREAT SYMMETRY AVOIDED--USE OF LARGE STONES--ANTIQUITY OF THE ARCH--BRICKS--PROGRESS OF ARCHITECTURE--USE OF LIMESTONE--COLOSSI--MONOLITHS--MACHINERY MASONS--EARLY EGYPTIAN INVENTIONS--DRESSES--WIGS--DRESSES OF WOMEN--ORNAMENTS--OINTMENTS--MIRRORS--DOCTORS--MAGIC. The interest that attaches to Egyptian art is from its great antiquity. We see in it the first attempts to represent what in after times, and in some other countries, gradually arrived, under better auspices, at the greatest perfection; and we even trace in it the germ of much that was improved upon by those, who had a higher appreciation...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520998
  • 9781236520999