Crania Ægyptiaca, Or, Observations on Egyptian Ethnography Derived from Anatomy, History and the Monuments

Portada
John Pennington, 1844 - 67 páginas
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Pasajes populares

Página 64 - And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD, 3 With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians. 4 And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
Página 66 - I have to regret that up to the present time I have not been able to procure, either in this country or from Europe, the last two memoirs which embrace his views on Egyptian subjects, and especially the work entitled, ' Specimen historic naturalis antiquse artis operibus illustrate.
Página 66 - Negroes were numerous in Egypt, but their social position in ancient times was the same that it now is, that of servants and slaves.
Página 3 - 1. The Pelasgic Type, In this division I place those heads which present the finest conformation, as seen in the Caucasian nations of western Asia, and middle and southern Europe. The Pelasgic lineaments are familiar to us in the beautiful models of Grecian art, which are remarkable for the volume of the head in comparison with that of the face, the large facial angle, and the symmetry and delicacy of the whole osteological structure. "2. The Semitic Type, as seen in the Hebrew communities, is marked...
Página 3 - Southern Europe. The Pelasgic lineaments are familiar to us in the beautiful models of Grecian art which are remarkable for the volume of the head in comparison with that of the face, the large facial angle and the symmetry and delicacy of the whole osteological structure, are among the many examples of this conformation.
Página 30 - The occipito-frontal arch is measured by a tape over the surface of the cranium, from the posterior margin of the foramen magnum, to the suture which connects the os frontis with the bones of the nose. " The horizontal periphery is measured by passing a tape around the cranium, so as to touch the os frontis immediately above the superciliary ridges, and the most prominent part of the occipital bone.
Página 4 - Egypto-Pelasgic heads; but without making use of this term, except in a very few instances by way of illustration, I have thought best to transfer these examples from the Pelasgic group to the Egyptian, inasmuch as they so far conform to the latter series as to be identified without difficulty.
Página 53 - In manner, language, and many other respects, Egypt was certainly more Asiatic than African ; and though there is no appearance of the Hindoo and Egyptian religions having been borrowed from one another, which many might be induced to conclude from their great analogy in some points, yet it is not improbable that those two nations may have proceeded from the same original stock, and have migrated southwards from their parent country in central Asia.
Página 37 - ... greater part cared but little for the king of the Medes, neither do they now. Speaking with all the precision I am able, the country I have been describing is inhabited by four nations only : of these, two are natives and two strangers. The natives are the Libyans and Ethiopians ; one of whom possess the northern, the other the southern parts of Africa. The strangers are the Phenicians and the Greeks.
Página 59 - We have the most unequivocal evidence, historical and monumental, that slavery was among the earliest of the social institutions of Egypt, and that it was imposed on all conquered nations, white as well as black. §. So numerous was this unfortunate class of persons, that it was the boast of the Egyptian kings, recorded by Diodorus, that the vast structures of Luxor and Karnak were erected by the labour of foreigners alone. Of Negro slavery, in particular, the paintings and sculptures give abundant...

Información bibliográfica