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The World’s Story A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 8 Egypt Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 8 Egypt Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: Egyptian Chess Players, by Lawrence Alma-Taldema (1879). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS EGYPT I. HOW THINGS WERE DONE FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO

. . . llerodotus

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Amelia B. Edwards Ameli a B. Edwards

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STRANGE STORIES OF EARLY EGYPT

Translated by Henry Cary.

EARLY EGYPTIAN PICTURE-W RITING How THE EGYPTIANS PAINTED PORTRAITS.

From "Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers."

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• • . G. Maspero From "The Dawn of Civilization, Egypt and Chaldea."

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Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson From "A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians." AN EGYPTIAN EXPERIMENT • • • • • • • • IIerodotus Translated by Henry Cary.

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THE KrnG's PALACE AND ms ATTENDANTS

How THE EGYPTIANS AMUSED THEMSELVES

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Il. STORIES AND POEMS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

THE OLDEST BOOK IN THE WORLD On avoiding the Disagreeable On Humility in High Estate • On dealing with Temper . . . On the Secrets of Success in Work Put into meter by Hardwicke D. Rawnsley.

FROM

• Ptah-llotep

Unknow11

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Unk11own Unknown

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Bayard Taylor

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THE LOST :MALACHITE

THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR • THE MAGIC BOOK . . . •

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From "Egyptian Tales; translated from the Papyri." Edited by \V. M. Flinders Petrie.

III.

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PYRAMIDS AND PALACES

A TRIP TO THE PYRAMIDS

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How CIIEOPS BUILT ms PYRAMID

• • • 1874." •

Ilerodotus

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KARNAK AND THE HALL OF COLUM�S •

Charles Dudley Warner

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From "Egypt and Iceland in the Year

Translated by Henry Cary.

From "My Winter on the Nile ." i


CONTENTS How TO EXCAVATE A BURIED TowN . W. M. Flinders Petrie From "Ten Years' Digging in Egypt."

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IV. IN THE DAYS OF PHAROAH TuE MIGHTY REIGN OF SESOSTRIS (RAMESES II)

Diodorus lite Sicilian From "The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian"; translated by G. Booth. Tlte Old Testament THE STORY OF JOSEPH IN THE BRICK FIELDS . Rev. J. II. lllgra!tam From "The Pillar of Fire." LET MY PEOPLE GO . T/ieopl1ileG auticr From "The Romance of a Mummy"; translated by Augusta McC. Wright. ToE VICTORY OVER THE KHITA Peu-ta-ur Put into meter by Hardwicke D. Rawnsley. FINDING PHARAOH . • . • . . . • Edward L. 1Vilso11 From the Century Magazine for May, 1887. GOING TO SEE PHARAOH (RAMESES II) Hardwicke D. Raw11sley From "Notes for the Nile."

97 108 133 146 164 r73 187

V. THE GLORY WANES \VHY PHANES WAS EXILED . . . Georg Ebcrs 203 From "An Egyptian Princess." THE FOUNDING OF ALEXANDRIA . Plttiarclz 213 From "Plutarch's Lives"; corrected and translated by A. H. Clough. . IVilliamS/zakcspeare 217 THE DEATH OF CLEOP.\TRA From "Antony and Cleopatra." VI. MODERN EGYPT THE BATTLE OF THE PYRAMIDS • . . . Jolt11 S. C. Abbott 229 From "The History of Napoleon Bonaparte." 245 ToE STORY OF TUE SUEZ CANAL From All the J'car Round for January 8, 1876. How GENERAL GORDON OUTWITTED THE KING OF AnYSSINIA From "The Story of Chinese Gordon." Alfred Eg111011t Hake 254 TnE DEATH OF GENERAL GORDON AT KHARTOUM A11011ymo11s 256 UP THE CATARACTS OF TBE NILE. • • Cltarles Dudley Wamer 266 From ":\ly Winter on the Nile." II


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