A Short History of Ancient Peoples

A Short History of Ancient Peoples (Paperback)

By Robinson Souttar 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217157610
EAN: 9780217157612
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 366
Publish Date: 2012-1-31
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER TO SECOND EDITION Or late the work of the explorer has been specially fruitful, and it is necessary that we should note the results recently obtained in Egypt, Babylonia and Crete. 1. Egypt Much new light has been thrown upon early Egyptian history. A few years ago it was impossible to write with confidence of anything before the fourth dynasty, but now, thanks to the labours of Professor Petrie and others, we can speak with certainty of the three earlier dynasties, and can tell something of what happened before even these. Manetho begins his numbered dynasties with Menes, the founder of Memphis, and the first ruler of United Egypt. But a kingdom does not come into existence in a day, and Egypt had a history before Menes. To this Manetho refers in the opening of his history, speaking of ten earlier kings who reigned at Thinis for three hundred and fifty years. It is certain that the organisation upon which Menes built his kingdom must have been the work of several centuries, so that there is no reason to doubt Manetho's statement . Confirmation of it has been found at Abydos, where royal tombs have been discovered apparently older than the first dynasty. Even the names of the five later kings of this earlier dynastyhave been identified. They are given by Professor Petrie as Ka-ap, Ro, Zeser, Nar-mer and Sma. They flourished from about B.c. 4940-4777. Most interesting relics of these kings have been found: inscribed pottery, seals, jars of alabaster, and articles of ivory, ebony and slate. A slate palette of the time of Nar-mer, has upon it a beautifully carved scene, apparently memorialising the conquest of the Fayum. The continuous detailed history of Egypt begins with the first dynasty. From this point onward the dynastic lists ...
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Title: A Short History of Ancient Peoples
Publisher: General Books
Author: Robinson Souttar
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217157610
EAN: 9780217157612
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 366
Publish Date: 2012-1-31
Binding: Paperback

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