Handbook of Archæology: Egyptian--Greek--Etruscan--Roman

Bell and Daldy, 1867 - 458 Seiten

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Seite 98 - nostrils by a curved hook, partly cleansing the head by these means, and partly by pouring in certain drugs ; then making an incision in the side with a sharp Ethiopian stone (black flint), they draw out the intestines through the aperture. Having cleansed and washed them with palm wine, they cover them with pounded
Seite 69 - wild beasts were slaughtered in the arena, and the games in honour of the event lasted for nearly 100 days. It was the scene of gladiatorial spectacles for nearly 400 years. The amphitheatre is, as usual, elliptical. The wall which surrounds the whole consists of three rows of arches, one above
Seite 304 - Clement VII. to Francis I., on the marriage of his niece Catherine de Medici. Crystal has been often used both in ancient and modern times for the purposes of fraud. In Pliny's time the art was well known how to stain crystal so as to pass for emerald or any other transparent precious stone. At
Seite 98 - by Herodotus :—" In Egypt certain persons are appointed by law to exercise this art as their peculiar business, and when a dead body is brought them they produce patterns of mummies in wood, imitated in painting. In preparing the body according to
Seite 291 - in the British Museum, Egyptian ladies seem to have indulged extensively in their passion for loading their fingers with rings. According to Sir G. Wilkinson, they wore many rings ; sometimes two or three on the same finger. The left was considered the hand peculiarly privileged to bear those ornaments, and it is remarkable that its third finger
Seite 98 - and afterwards filling the cavity with powder of pure myrrh, cassia, and other fragrant substances, frankincense excepted, they sew it up again. This being done, they salt the body, keeping it in natron during seventy days, to which period they are strictly confined.
Seite 99 - and salt it during seventy days, after which it is returned to the friends who brought it. Sir G. Wilkinson gives some further information with regard to the more expensive mode of embalming. The body, having been prepared with the proper spices and drugs, was enveloped in linen bandages sometimes
Seite 289 - the founder of the Egyptian sect of Christian Gnostics, being puzzled, as so many inquirers have been, with the origin of evil, and with the difficulty of believing that the Giver of all Good was himself the author of sin, he made a second god of the Devil, or the personification of evil, consequently we
Seite 151 - denoting the union of intellectual and physical power ; the CrioSphinx, with the head of a ram and the body of a lion ; and the Hieraco-Sphinx, with the same body and the head of a hawk. They were all types or
Seite 294 - here quote Pliny's words on rings, and on the extravagance the passion for them led to in his day :—" It was the custom at first to wear rings on a single finger only—the one, namely, that is next to the little finger ; and thus we see the case in the statues of Numa and

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