978-0-06-490810-8 / 9780064908108

The book of the sword


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... and in later times the ecclesiastical order again ruled the military. We know nothing of the hierarchical supremacy but its baldest outline. When our modest chronologists allow 6000 years to its incept, they run into the contrary extreme of those who assign to it myriads of centuries. Rodier2 is more reasonable; he opines that the cycle of 1,460 years dates in Egypt from B.C. 14,611. 1 Monumental History, Se. 'The hair is of intermediate type between negro The late Mr. Lane, who was greatly attached to and Malay. The Nilotes are ou6rpixoi and loiiCairo and its population, insisted upon the Arab Kofioi, with woolly locks, slightly flat like ribbons, origin and kinship of the Egyptian. To those who evenly distributed (not in peppercorns) over the scalp, know both races they appear as different as English-It is also a mistake to make the Nubians iaa6rpixoi: men and Greeks. Place an Arab, especially a none of the Nile Valley races are lank-haired like Bedawi, by the side of a Fellah, and the contrast will Hindus, Chinese, and Australians. strike the least experienced eye. The full number of Herodotus is 52,000 years. The first instalment was sent in May 1881 to the Mr. Day (p. 59) is scandalised by these dates, which Royal College of Surgeons for the benefit of Professor argue for the 'high antiquity theory'; and appears Flower and Dr. C. Carter Blake. I am aware of the astonished to find 'anything placed centuries previous difficulty in determining mummy-dates, but the fact to the Noahitic Deluge.' Of this more presently. of mummification shows a certain antiquity whose Each generation contained a ' Piromis, son of a later limit is sharply defined. The mummy of King Piromis.' The word, made equivalent to Kalos Mer en Ra (Sixth Dynasty),...

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