A Pilgrimage to Egypt: Embracing a Diary of the Explorations on the Nile; with Observations Illustrative of the Manners, Customs, and Institutions of the People, and of the Present Condition of the Antiquities and Ruins ...

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Gould and Lincoln, 1852 - 383 pages

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Page 243 - ... the roll, differing in this respect from any example in sculptured or painted hieroglyphics. The determinative for country is studded with dots, representing the sand of the mountains at the margin of the valley of Egypt. The instrument, as in the larger hieroglyphics, has the tongue and semi-lunar mark of the sculptured examples ; as is the case also with the heart-shaped vase. The name is surmounted with the globe and feathers, decorated in the usual manner ; and the ring of the...
Page 91 - At the bottom of every one of these passages, therefore, the then pole star must have been visible at its lower culmination, a circumstance which can hardly be supposed to have been unintentional, and was doubtless connected (perhaps superstitiously) with the astronomical observation of that star, of whose proximity to the pole at the epoch of the erection of these wonderful structures, we are thus furnished with a monumental record of the most imperishable nature.
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