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By Richardo A. Caminos, Henry G. Fischer

The papers which are the topic of this e-book have been initially offered at a convention which used to be held in Cairo from January fifth to ninth, 1975, and which was once known as "Ancient Egypt: difficulties of background, resources and Methods." The convention used to be subsidized via the Egyptian Antiquities association in collaboration with the yankee examine middle in Egypt and the collage Museum, college of Pennsylvania.

(This name was once initially released in 1976.)

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It was written Again, in the Creation Legend the dragon-monster Tiamat, the representative of the powers of and darkness, is made to conspire against the gods, is and evil to create a serpent brood ^ in order to do effective battle with them ; and other instances might be quoted to show that the Babylonians and Assyrians attributed to the animals reason, passions, and language. 1 See Guide Bahylonum and Assyrian Antiquities, London, 1900, p. 48 Museum, Nineveh Gallery, Table-case C. For the cuneiform tablets in the British Maseum see Nineveh to the the fragments are exhibited in the Biitish ~ Galler p.

It will be also remeriibered that represents the sunrise in the Booh of the or seven dog-headed apes is the vignette which in Dead a company depicted in the act of adoring the god of day, as he rises on the eastern horizon of heaven on their hind of six ; they stand and their forepaws are raised in adoration, and legs they are supposed to be singing hymns to the Sun-god. In a text which describes this scene these apes are said to be the spirits dawn who sing hymns of praise to the Sun-god whilst he is rising, and who transform themselves into apes as soon as he has risen.

After much persuasion he consented to accompany me, but nothing would iaduce him to let the donkeys go to the pyramids having hobbled them and tied them to a large stone he came on, but seated himself on the ground at the northern end of the main group of pyramids, and nothing would persuade him to move about among the ruins. The natives of Jebel Barkal viewed the work of excavation with great disfavour from the very first, and their hostile opinion was confirmed by the appearance at the pyramids of great numbers of wasps, which, they declared, were larger than any which they had seen before they were convinced that they were evil spirits who had taken the form of wasps, and that evil was coming upon their village.

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