The dawn of civilization- Egypt and Chaldaea (1897) (14577341147)
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Title: The dawn of civilization: Egypt and Chaldaea
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
Publisher: London : S.P.C.K.
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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senem et mare pertinentmagnum, instar ingentium nemorum (Ammianus Marc, lib. xxiv. 3, 12). 4 Hoefer has collected all the information we possess on the existing fauna of the country of thoTigris and Euphrates (Chaldee, pp. 182, 1S6), and his work is the only one we have upon the subject.As to the animals represented and named on the monuments, see Fr. Delitzsch, Assyrische Studien :I. Assyrische Thiernamen ; and W. Houghton, On the Mammalia of the Assyrian Sculptures, in thoTransactions of the Bill. Arch. Soc, vol. v. pp. 33-64, 319-388. 5 Herodotus, i. 200. The odd fashion in which the Arabs of the Lower Euphrates catch thebarbel with the harpoon has been briefly described by Layard, Nineveh and Babylon, p. 567. 6 Ainswoetii, Researches in Assyria, pp. 135, 136 ; Frazer, Mesopotamia and Assyria, p. 373. THE FAUNA: FISH AND BIBBS. 557 Pelicans, herons, cranes, storks, cormorants, hundreds of varieties of sea-gulls, ducks, swans, wild geese, secure in the possession of an inexhaustible
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A WINGED GENIUS HOLDING IN HIS HAND THE SPATHE OP THE MALE DATE-PALM. supply of food, sport and prosper among the reeds. The ostrich, greaterbustard, the common and red-legged partridge and quail, find their habitaton the borders of the desert ; while the thrush, blackbird, ortolan, pigeon,and turtle-dove abound on every side, in spite of daily onslaughts fromeagles, hawks, and other birds of prey.2 Snakes are found here and there, 1 Drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a bas-relief from Nimrûd iu the British Museum. 2 For the birds represented or named on the monuments, see the monograph by W. Houghton,The Birds of the Assyrian Monuments and Records, in the Trans, of the Bill. Arch. Soc, vol. iii. pp. 42-142. .558 ANCIENT CHALDjEA. but they are for the most part of innocuous species : three poisonous varietiesonly are known, and their bite does not produce such terrible consequencesas that of the horned viper or Egyptian urseus. There are two kinds of lion—one without mane, and the other
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Ancient Egypt, civilization in northeastern Africa that dates from the 4th millennium BCE. Its many achievements, preserved in its art and monuments, hold a fascination that continues to grow as archaeological finds expose its secrets. This article focuses on Egypt from its prehistory through its unification under Menes (Narmer) in the 3rd millennium BCE—sometimes used as a reference point for Egypt’s origin—and up to the Islamic conquest in the 7th century CE.