Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians,: Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion and Early History; Derived from a Comparison of the Paintings, Sculptures, and Monuments Still Existing, with the Accounts of Ancient Authors, المجلد 3
John Murray, Albemarle Street., 1837
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الصفحة 179 - And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing : and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
الصفحة 223 - In the paintings of the tombs greater licence was allowed in the representation of subjects relating to private life, the trades, or the manners and occupations of the people ; and some indication of perspective in the position of the figures may occasionally be observed : but the attempt was imperfect, and, probably, to an Egyptian eye, unpleasing ; for such is the force of habit, that even where nature is copied, a conventional style is sometimes preferred to a more accurate representation. In...
الصفحة 278 - BC, consequently many years after the Egyptians had been acquainted with the art of vaulting ; and the reason of their preferring such a mode of construction probably arose from their calculating the great difficulty of repairing an injured arch in this position, and the consequences attending the decay of a single block ; nor can any one suppose, from the great superincumbent weight applied to 452.
الصفحة 348 - Homer, in the Odyssey, describes the many valuable medicines given by Polydamna, the wife of Thonis, to Helen while in Egypt, " a country whose fertile soil produces an infinity of drugs, some salutary and some pernicious ; where each physician possesses knowledge above all other men.
الصفحة 124 - ¿And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 3 And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires...
الصفحة 109 - The Egyptians, from a most remote era, were celebrated for their manufacture of linen and other cloths, and the produce of their looms was exported to, and eagerly purchased by, foreign nations. The fine linen, and embroidered work, the yarn, and woollen stuffs, of the upper and lower country are frequently mentioned, and were highly esteemed.
الصفحة 186 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
الصفحة 202 - These were accordingly the metals first known, and first applied to use. But iron, the most serviceable of all, and to which man is most indebted, is never discovered in its perfect form ; its gross and stubborn ore must feel twice the force of fire, and go through two laborious processes, before it...
الصفحة 294 - They consisted of a leather bag, secured and fitted into a frame, from which a long pipe extended, for carrying the wind to the fire. They were worked by the feet, the operator standing upon them, with one under each foot, and pressing them alternately, while he pulled up each exhausted skin with a string he held in his hand.