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Seite 391 - What can be more wretched than such a life ? and what than such a death ? when they could not be buried by their friends and relations — at length they sparkle in heaven. He has scarcely lived, who has lived in Christian times.
Seite 98 - This is the most costly mode of embalming. "For those who choose the middle kind, on account of the expense, they prepare the body as follows. They fill syringes with oil of cedar, and inject this into the abdomen, without making any incision or removing the bowels ; and taking care that the liquid shall not escape, they keep it in salt during the specified number of days. The cedar oil is then taken out ; and such is its strength that it brings with it the bowels, and all the inside, in a state...
Seite 390 - In Christ. In the time of the Emperor Adrian, Marius, a young military officer who had lived long enough, when with blood he gave up his life for Christ. At length he rested in peace. The well-deserving set up this with tears and in fear, on the 6th before the ides.
Seite 66 - ... were introduced into Rome in the year 390, in order to appease the wrath of the gods for a pestilence then devastating the city, and that ludiones were sent for from Etruria, who acted to the sound of the pipe, in the Etruscan fashion.
Seite 391 - In Christ. Alexander is not dead, but lives beyond the stars, and his body rests in this tomb. He lived under the Emperor Antonine, who, foreseeing that great benefit would result from his services, returned evil for good. For, while on his knees, and about to sacrifice to the true God, he was led away to execution. O, sad times ! in which sacred rites and prayers, even in caverns, afford no protection to us.
Seite 292 - Pyramid, and the hieroglyphics within the oval is the name of that Pharaoh of whom the pyramid was the tomb. The details are minutely accurate, and beautifully executed. The heaven is engraved with stars: the fox, or jackal, has significant lines within its contour: the hatchets have their handles bound...
Seite 396 - PEACE. This grief will always weigh upon me : may it be granted me to behold in sleep your revered countenance, My wife Albana, always chaste and modest, I grieve, deprived of your support for our Divine Author gave you to me as a sacred (boon). You, well-deserving one, having left your (relations), lie in peace — in sleep — you will arise — a temporary rest is granted you.
Seite 98 - The relations then take away the body, and have a wooden case made in the form of a man, in which they deposit it ; and when fastened up, they keep it in a room in their house, placing it upright against the wall. This is the most costly mode of embalming.
Seite 330 - Hieratic is an abbreviated form of the hieroglyphic; thus each hieroglyphic sign — ikonographic, symbolic, or phonetic — has its abridged hieratic form, and this abridged form has the same import as the sign itself of which it is a reduced copy. It was written from right to left, and was the character used by the priests and sacred scribes, whence its name. It was invented at least as early as the ninth dynasty (BC 2240), and fell into disuse when the demotic had been introduced.