Travels Along the Mediterranean and Parts Adjacent: In Company with the Earl of Belmore, During the Years 1816-17-18: Extending as Far as the Second Cataract of the Nile, Jerusalem, Damascus, Balbec, &c. ...


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Seite 222 - And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the Lord our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? We will go three days...
Seite 154 - Arabs; the ears project considerably, the nose is broken, the whole face has been painted red, which is the colour assigned to the ancient inhabitants of Egypt, and to all the deities of the country except Osiris. The features are Nubian, or what, from ancient representations, may be called ancient Egyptian, which is quite different from the negro feature.
Seite 33 - ... as if bidding defiance to the whole world to produce such another draught. Most of the party, induced by their example, tasted also of the far-famed waters, and having tasted, pronounced them of the finest relish, notwithstanding the pollution of clay and mud with which they were contaminated ; a decision which we never had occasion to revoke during the whole time of our stay in Egypt, or even since. The water in Albania is good ; but the water of the Nile is the finest in the world.
Seite 6 - Two craggy rocks projecting to the main, The roaring wind's tempestuous rage restrain ; Within, the waves in softer murmurs glide, And ships secure without their halsers ride!
Seite 159 - ... that he passed over. It has been stated that the pyramids were on an island, surrounded by the Nile. I do not find this in ancient authors; they state that there was an island in the pyramid of Cheops, but not that it, or that any of the pyramids were on an island. As to the heighth of the rock on which they stand being a hundred feet, that alludes to its elevation being so much above the level of the cultivated field. Here it may not be improper to mention, that at the base of the low mountain...
Seite 214 - ... same time, so different from what is ever seen in Europe that the mind is astonished, and feels as if absolutely introduced to personages of the remotest ages, to converse with them, and to witness the ceremonies by which they delighted to honour their gods. The temple at Dendera, says this author, is by far the finest in Egypt ; the devices have more soul in them; and the execution is of the choicest description.
Seite 187 - ... thick. There have been at certain intervals projections of the wall or towers ; but it is difficult to say whether for purposes of defence or strength.* Dr Richardson observes, in reference to the sculptures on the temple of Dendera, that " the female figures are so extremely well executed that they do all but speak, and have a mildness of feature and expression that never was surpassed.
Seite 99 - He was told that the scenery of England was very fine. " How can that be, he shortly rejoined, seeing you are steeped in rain and fog three quarters of the year. — He next turned the conversation to Mr Leslie's elegant experiment of freezing water in the vacuum of an air-pump ; which he had never seen but admired prodigiously in description, and seemed to anticipate with great satisfaction a glass of lemonade and...
Seite 225 - ... nearly as much Greek as Egyptian. He mentions Memphis, and the worship of Apis, and the temple of Vulcan ; but says very little of their ceremonies, and does not mention the Egyptian name of Vulcan, and hardly any of the ceremonies that were held in honor of him. Of Thebes he scarcely says any thing ; so that all the temples and places of Egyptian worship, which Herodotus particularly notices, are now entirely destroyed. The Delta of late years is seldom visited by travellers, yet it anciently...

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