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Universal History,

FROM THE

Earliest ACCOUNT of Time.

Compiled from

ORIGINAL AUTHORS;

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Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes, &c.

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A GENERAL INDEX to the Whole.

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Bafil. Imp. ad Leon'. fil.

VOL. II.

LONDON,
Printed for T. OSBORNE, in Gray’s-Inn ; A. MILLAR, in
the Strand ; and J. Os Born, in Pater-nofter Row.

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Universal History,

FROM THE

Earliest Account of Time.

VOL. II.

I.
The Asiatic History to the Time of

ALEXANDER the Great,

BOOK 1.

CH-A P. III. SECT. III.
Of the Egyptian chronology to the time of Alexander

the Great.

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E closed the foregoing volume with the best account we could gather from the most credible historians, of the antiquity, government, laws,

religion, cuftoms, arts, learning, and trade, of the antient Egyptians. Our vouchers, for what we have advanced on these several subjects, were Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, and Strabo, who all travelled into Egypt with no other view but to inquire into the origin, traditions, and records of that nation ; and to acquaint themselves with the customs and manners of the inhabitants. We shall now proceed to the history of the princes who reigned in Egypt from the most early times to the final reduction of the country by Alexander, when the feyerę prediction of the prophet was fulfilled, There

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