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CHAPTER II.

Visit to the temple of Dendera.—The walk through the doom-palm villages.—

Crossing the river.—First sight of temple.—Rubbish.—Ruins.—The temple.—

The effect of the front.—Columns.—Countenance of Athor the Egyptian

Venus.—The idea of the temple.—The ruined temple.—Grand temple.—Ty-

phonium.—Sculptures of the gods.—Sunset from the temple.—Evening in the

temple.—The supper.—The Bedouin camp.—The bivouac.—The fires.—

The watch-dog.—Canopus and the southern cross.—Mussulman virtues.—

The women.—The morning.—The Repast.—Second visit to Dendera.—The

smaller temple posterior.—Historical part of the temple.—Sculpture of Cleo-

patra and the Ptolemies, Alexander, &c.—View from the mound. 67

CHAPTER in.

Gheneh and its bazaar.—Abyssinians.—Turco-English Consul.—Dr. Cuni.—Ar-

rival at Thebes.—Luxor.—Karnac.—Temple of Ammon.—Sanctuary.—Scrip-

ture proofs, 76

CHAPTER IV.

West Thebes.—Medinet Habou.—The first small temple, and its histories.—The

second larger temple—the Roman part.—The Christian church—palace—

temple of Thothmes I. and Thothmes II.—Thothmes Mceris.—The palace

residence of Rameses Meiamoum.—Memnonium.—Gournou.—An adven-

ture, 92

CHAPTER V.

Visit to Biban-el-Memlook.—Tombs of the Kings.—Thebes as it was, 107

CHAPTER VI.

Hermonthisor Herment.—Adventure with a bull.—Esne.—Governor.—Temple.—

Alme's.—Zodiacs.—Arab songs.—Arnaouts.—Cataracts.—Philae.—Nubia.—

Abyssinia—Down the Nile.—Gaw or Antasopolis.—Animals of Egypt.—

Convents.—Night adventure on return to Cairo, .... 124

ILLUSTRATIONS.

1. Temple of Kamac, ..... Frontispiece.

2. Gerf Hossien, ...... Title-page.

3. Map of the Valley of the Nile, . . . .To face p. 68

4. Aboo-SimbuI, . ..." 71

5. Interior of a Tomb, ..... "75

6. Sphinx and Pyramids, ....." 81

7. Koom-Ombos, ...... "85

8. Egyptian Chair, ......" 155

9. Temple of Edfou, . . (VorAGE Up The Nile,) " 61

10. Ruins of Luxor, ..." " "80

11. Temple of Medinet-Habou, . " " "93

12. Statues of Memnon, ..." " "99

WOODCUTS INSERTED EST THE TEXT.

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13. Tablet of Abydus, 26

14. Hieroglyphics from the Rosetta Stone, ....... 35

15. Record of a Marriage, ........ 62

16-22. Hieroglyphic Writing, 56—66

23. Appearance of the Nile during an inundation, . . . . . .70

REPRESENTATIONS FROM MONUMENTS AND TOMBS.

24. Negro Captives, ........... 74

25. Servant and her Mistress, ......... 106

26. A party of Egyptian Ladies, . . ... . . . . 106

27. Scribe taking account of Black Slaves, ....... 107

23. White Slaves, 107

29. Steward overlooking the Tillage, etc., ........ 129

30. Egyptian mode of bearing on the head, .......' 132

31. Signet-rings and Bracelets, ........ 139

32. Necklaces and Ornaments, ....... 143

33. Investing with the Necklace, ......... 142

34. Egyptian Granary, .......... 148

35. Storing Com, ........... 149

36. Egyptians at Meat, .......... 164

37. Guests at an Egyptian Entertainment, ........ 156

38. Carts from Egyptian Sculptures, ........ 167

39. Sculptures supposed by some to represent Joseph and his Brethren, . . .158

40. Egyptian Funeral Procession. ........ 171

41. The Bastinado, ........... 177

42. Brickmaking, 181

43. Working in Metals, 220

44. Sentence affixed to a House, ......... 237

45. Doorway with name upon it, ......... 237

46. Figure sculptured at Kamac—supposed to represent a King of Judah, . . . 247

EGYPT AND ITS MONUMENTS.

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