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Remarks on the Statements of Herodotus and Diodorus.

All good Men after Death might assume the Name and

Form of Osiris

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Or by the Undertakers. The Seventy-two Days compre-
hended the whole Period of Mourning; Forty being
alone occupied by the Embalming. The Jews em-
balmed the Body and bound it up in Linen Cloths

The Embalmers of the Medical Profession, and of the Class

of Priests. Bodies opened to ascertain Diseases. The

Advancement of the Egyptians in Medical Skill. Doctors

for every Class of Complaints

Wise Regulations respecting Dead Bodies found either in
the Field or the River

Another Reason assigned for their Embalming. Erroneous.


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The Cartonage placed over the bandaged Body, within the

innermost Case. Many Subjects on the Cases -

Isis sometimes embraces the Feet of the Dead. Nepte
often in the Place of the Scarabæus. She always occurs
somewhere. The Face of the Cartonage often gilt;





CHAPTER XIII. (continued).

12. Woodcut, No. 457. Legend "the temple of the Land of


20. No. 458. A breast-plate analogous to the Urim and Thummim.

44. Woodcuts. The crowns and water plants of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Ibid. Hieroglyphic legend of Eilethyia. 45. Hieroglyphic signifying the North. Ibid. Other forms of Eilethyia.

Ibid. Woodcut, No. 459.

The Genius of the Lower Country

opposed to the Goddess Eilethyia.

49. Woodcut. Signs preceding the name of the Goddess of the East.

Ibid. No. 461. The West and the East.

60. Woodcut. Name of Petamunoph.

81. Woodcut.

Mersokar opposed to Eilethyia.


View of the modern town of Manfalóot.
"The land of the Elephant."
Bronze Oxyrhinchus.

90. Vignette N. 177. Woodcut. 250. No. 464. Ibid. No. 464. a.

252. No. 464. b. 262. No. 465.

The same fish at the great Oasis.
Bronze Lepidotus.

Sacred tamarisk of Osiris at How.


263. No. 465. a. Priests watering the sacred tamarisk at Philæ. Various emblems.

266. No. 466.

267. No. 467.

268. No. 468.

Gifts vouchsafed by the Gods to the Kings.

A king receiving the emblems of majesty and dominion from the god Amun.

269. No. 469. The Trochilus, or Charadrius melanocephalus.


270. Vignette O. Exterior of a tomb at Beni Hassan. 276. Woodcut, No. 469. Figures like cherubim, in one of the sacred arks.

Ibid. No. 470. Dedication of the pylon of a temple at Thebes. Over fig. 1. is the name of the king, Remeses III. Before him is represented the gateway (on which the sculptures are), and the words "he dedicates the gate of the temple to you; he Phrah (Pharaoh) does this, to whom life has been given." In answer to which the God says, "I give you all the regions of the world (or Egypt), and all the foreign lands." Over the god, fig. 2., is "This is (the word *) of Amun-re, Lord of the region of the world (or Egypt.) I give you a completely pure and established (durable) life and all

The other compartment is very similar. The legend of the god varies, reading "This is of Amun-re, king of the Gods, lord of heaven. I give you a completely pure durable life (or life, stability, and purity) and all fortune." 281. Woodcut, No. 471. Sceptre of a queen.

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345. No. 473. Heads of foreigners supporting some of the ornamental details of architecture.

Ibid. No. 474. Enemies as the footstool of a king.

352. No. 475. Seal of the priests, signifying that the victim might be slaughtered.

353. No. 476.

356. No. 477.

Stands for bearing offerings.

Different joints placed on the altars and tables.

This is doubtful, as the same group often occurs with the name of the god only, evidently not referring to any speech of his.

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