Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art

Volume 3

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,835 / 251 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.6
LoC Categories: N, CT
Downloads: 1,009
Added to site: 2006.05.13
mnybks.net#: 13563
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
Excerpt

ured upon it.


MEMPHIS.

The very situation of this famous ancient city of Egypt had long been a subject of learned dispute, till it was accurately ascertained by the French expedition to Egypt. Numerous heaps of rubbish, of blocks of granite covered with hieroglyphics and sculptures, of colossal fragments, scattered over a space three or four leagues in circumference, marks its site, a few miles south of Metarea or Heliopolis, at a village called Moniet-Rahinet. According to Herodotus, the foundation of Memphis was ascribed to Menes, the first king of Egypt. It was a large, rich, and splendid city, and the second capital of Egypt. Among its buildings were several magnificent temples, as those of Phtha, Osiris, Serapis, etc.; its palaces were also remarkable. In Strabo's time, it was next to Alexandria in size and population. Edrisi, who visited Memphis in the 12th century, thus describes its remains then existing: "Notwithstanding the vast extent of this city, the remote period at which it w

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art by Shearjashub Spooner - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of Public Speaking
by Dale Carnegie
An Introduction to Psychology
by Wilhelm Max Wundt
The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine
Ethics
by Aristotle
Roget's Thesaurus
by Anonymous
10,000 Dreams Interpreted
by Gustavus Hindman Miller
A History of English Literature
by George Saintsbury
Hacker Crackdown
by Bruce Sterling

See more popular titles from this genre.