Egypt and the Sdn: Handbook for Travellers

K. Baedeker, 1914 - 458
 

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180 - And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks and thy herds, and all that thou hast. And there will I nourish thee (for yet there are five years of famine), lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
180 - Behold the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we : Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
254 - Mycenae, and if he ransack wide earth for more, Search old Orchomenus for gold, and by the fertile stream "Where, in Egyptian Thebes, the heaps of precious ingots gleam, The hundred-gated Thebes, where twice ten score in martial state Of valiant men with iteeds and cars march through each massy gate.
123 - This pyramid was first built in the form of a flight of steps. After the workmen had completed the pyramid in this form , they raised the other stones (used for the incrustation) by means of machines, made of short beams, from the ground to the first tier of steps ; and after the stone was placed there it was raised to the second tier by another machine ; for there were as many machines as there were tiers of steps ; or perhaps the same machine, if it was easily moved , was raised from one tier to...
43 - burko', or face-veil, which is a long strip of white muslin, concealing the whole of the face except the eyes, and reaching nearly to the feet. It is suspended at the top by a narrow band, which passes up the forehead, and which is sewed, as are also the two upper corners of the veil, to a band that is tied round the head.
170 - they do so in this manner. Men and women sail together, and in each boat there are many persons of both sexes. Some of the women make a noise with rattles, and some of the men blow pipes during the whole journey, while the other men and women sing and clap their hands. If they pass a town on the way, they lay to, and some of the women land and shout and mock at the women of the place, while others dance and make a disturbance. They do this at every town that lies on the Nile; and when they arrive...
cxxiii - ... for the ostensible purpose of collecting the debts contracted by Ismail. Great Britain attempted not only financial control but political control as well. Originally there was what was known as dual control, control by France and Great Britain, but France afterwards withdrew. In September, 1881, a revolution broke out in Cairo which had for its chief object the emancipation of Egypt from European influences. In May, 1882, a British fleet appeared before Alexandria. In June, 1882, serious disturbances...
xx - Courts of Justice. In place of the exclusive consular jurisdiction to which foreigners were formerly liable, a system of Mixed Tribunals was established in 1876. The judges consist of natives and foreigners (the latter generally appointed by the Khedive from qualified officials nominated by the Great Powers), who give their verdicts in accordance with Egyptian law, founded on that of France and Italy. Cases in which the Khedive himself and the Egyptian government are concerned are also tried before...
xxxi - Radtol (ordinal nnmbers) the first the second the third the fourth the fifth the sixth the seventh the eighth the ninth the tenth the eleventh the twelfth the thirteenth the fourteenth the fifteenth the sixteenth the seventeenth the eighteenth the nineteenth the twentieth the twenty-first...
233 - Hosen of Kerbela (p. 42), so the pious Egyptian, from the days of the Ancient Empire, desired no better fortune than to have his corpse carried to Abydos, there to find its last abode beside the tomb of Osiris. Those who were unable to do this, or who had built tombs elsewhere, often caused their mummies to be brought temporarily to Abydos, to receive the desired consecration and to spend some time at least with Osiris. Many contented themselves with merely erecting a memorial stone in the necropolis,...