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A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS:
VOLUMES 1 & 2

SIR J. GARDNER WILKINSON F.R.S.

REVISED AND ABRIDGED FROM HIS LARGER WORK, BY Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson, F.R.S.

IN TWO VOLUMES. NEW EDITION.

LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET 1890

CONTENTS

Title Page: A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS: VOLUMES 1 & 2

A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS: VOLUME 1

PREFACE

MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

CHAPTER I
CHARACTER OF THE EGYPTIANS—ORIGINAL POPULATIONS—SOCIAL LIFE—HOUSES—VILLAS—FARMYARDS—GARDENS—VINEYARDS—WINEPRESS—WINES—BEER—FURNITURE OF ROOMS—CHAIRS.

CHAPTER II
RECEPTION OF GUESTS—MUSIC—VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS—SACRED MUSIC—DANCE.

CHAPTER III
AMUSEMENT OF THE GUESTS—VASES—ORNAMENTS OF THE HOUSE—PREPARATION FOR DINNER—THE KITCHEN—MODE OF EATING—SPOONS—WASHING BEFORE MEALS—FIGURE OF A DEAD MAN BROUGHT IN—GAMES WITHIN, AND OUT OF, DOORS—WRESTLING—BOAT-FIGHTS—BULL-FIGHTS.

CHAPTER IV
THE CHASE—WILD ANIMALS—DOGS—BIRDS—FISHING—CHASE OF THE HIPPOPOTAMUS—CROCODILE—ITS EGGS—THE TROCHILUS—LIST OF THE ANIMALS OF EGYPT—BIRDS—PLANTS—EMBLEMS—OFFERINGS—CEREMONIES.

CHAPTER V
ORIGIN OF THE EGYPTIANS—POPULATION OF EGYPT AND OF THE WORLD OF OLD—HISTORY—THE KING—PRINCES—PRIESTS—THEIR SYSTEM—RELIGION—GODS—TRIADS—DRESSES AND MODE OF LIFE OF THE PRIESTS—SOLDIERS—ARMS—CHARIOTS—SHIPS AND NAVY—ENEMIES OF EGYPT—CONQUESTS.

A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS: VOLUME 2

MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

CHAPTER VI
THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF EGYPTIANS—THE THIRD CLASS—THE HUSBANDMEN—AGRICULTURE—PRODUCTIONS OF EGYPT—HARVEST—FESTIVALS OF THE PEASANTS—GARDENERS, HUNTSMEN, BOATMEN OF THE NILE.

CHAPTER VII
FOURTH CLASS:—ARTIFICERS, TRADESMEN OR SHOPKEEPERS, MUSICIANS, BUILDERS, CARPENTERS, BOATBUILDERS, MASONS, POTTERS, PUBLIC WEIGHERS AND NOTARIES, POUNDERS—GLASS—FALSE STONES—LAMPS—FINE LINEN—LOOMS—FLAX—LEATHER—PAPYRUS—POTTERS—CARPENTERS—BOXES—BOATS—METALS—TIN—GOLD MINES—IRON—BRONZE—CASTING—STONE KNIVES—POUNDING IN MORTARS.

CHAPTER VIII
THE FIFTH CLASS—PASTORS, POULTERERS, SHOPS, FOWLERS, FISHERMEN, LABOURERS, BRICKMAKERS, AND COMMON PEOPLE—JEWS—PEOPLE GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR MODE OF LIVING—LAWS—JUDGES—CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS—THIEVES—DEBTORS—SALES AND DEEDS—MARRIAGES—PARENTS—LAWGIVERS—PROVINCES AND GOVERNORS—REVENUES—GOLD—MENSURATION—THREE SEASONS—INTERCALATION—SOTHIC YEAR—LAND MEASURES—CUBIT—WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

CHAPTER IX
EGYPTIAN ART—REMAINS OF NINEVEH—HUMAN FIGURE—DRAWING AND PAINTING—ARCHITECTURE—ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE—SOME DEVICES COPIED FROM NATURE—TOO GREAT SYMMETRY AVOIDED—USE OF LARGE STONES—ANTIQUITY OF THE ARCH—BRICKS—PROGRESS OF ARCHITECTURE—USE OF LIMESTONE—COLOSSI—MONOLITHS—MACHINERY—MASONS—EARLY EGYPTIAN INVENTIONS—DRESSES—WIGS—DRESSES OF WOMEN—ORNAMENTS—OINTMENTS—MIRRORS—DOCTORS—MAGIC.

CHAPTER X
FUNERAL RITES—OFFERINGS TO THE DEAD—TOMBS—FUNERAL PROCESSIONS—TRIALS OF THE DEAD—SACRED LAKE—BURIAL—EMBALMING—SARCOPHAGI—PAPYRI, &C.








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