A Journey To Two Of The Oases Of Upper Egypt

Paperback | July 9, 2012

bySir Archibald Edmonstone

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...intervals, and of different proportions; but as they do not resemble the propyla that are usual in other parts of Egypt, I am induced to think that this edifice was surrounded by a triple wall, in the same way that Diodorus tells us the celebrated temple of Jupiter Ammon was. The first, or nearest, is a solid door-way 18 feet from the main building, with figures all round it; and, among others on the inside, is a representation of Osiris at a banquet, of colossal proportion. This is, I believe, not uncommon, and is again found on the west front. On the roof are five spread eagles, sometimes called the Birds of Pharaoh, painted, of which red and blue are the principal colours. The second, which is at some distance, in the same direction, but not in a straight line, is materially higher than even the temple itself. Half only is standing, and has a few figures carved in relief within. There are the remains of brick-work strangely placed on the top. As it would be too high for any purposes of defence, it may not improbably have been the residence of one of the Stelite hermits, of which many traces remain. At Athens, one of these aerial mansions is still in existence on the top of the magnificent Corinthian columns called the Temple of Jupiter Olympius. The last of these propyla is low and imperfect: the east end is completely covered with a Greek inscription. I spent some time in endeavouring to copy it; but, as the sun shone hot upon it, and I had no means of reaching the upper part, I could only trace two or three words. The lower portion was too much effaced to enable me to decipher it with facility. Mr. Hyde had better success, and has published the whole of it in the forty-fifth and forty-sixth numbers of the Classical Journal. To the kindness...

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...intervals, and of different proportions; but as they do not resemble the propyla that are usual in other parts of Egypt...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217427383

ISBN - 13:9780217427388

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