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By Herodotus, George Campbell Macaulay

ISBN-10: 1482397846

ISBN-13: 9781482397840

This ebook used to be switched over from its actual variation to the electronic structure via a neighborhood of volunteers. you could locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle variation comprises instant delivery.About the AuthorGreek historian Herodotus, referred to as the daddy of heritage, used to be born in Halicarnassus. From there he used to be exiled for conspiring opposed to Persian rule. His wide-ranging travels enabled him to research the modern existence and record finished heritage. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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In this city there is a temple very well worthy of mention, for though there are other temples which are larger and build with more cost, none more than this is a pleasure to the eyes. Now Bubastis in the Hellenic tongue is Artemis, and her temple is ordered thus:--Except the entrance it is completely surrounded by water; for channels come in from the Nile, not joining one another, but each extending as far as the entrance of the temple, one flowing round on the one side and the other on the other side, each a hundred feet broad and shaded over with trees; and the gateway has a height of ten fathoms, and it is adorned with figures six cubits high, very noteworthy.

Information prepared by the Project Gutenberg legal advisor 30 surpass or even come near to; and wishing to store his wealth in safety he caused to be built a chamber of stone, one of the walls whereof was towards the outside of his palace: and the builder of this, having a design against it, contrived as follows, that is, he disposed one of the stones in such a manner that it could be taken out easily from the wall either by two men or even by one. So when the chamber was finished, the king stored his money in it, and after some time the builder, being near the end of his life, called to him his sons (for he had two) and to them he related how he had contrived in building the treasury of the king, and all in forethought for them, that they might have ample means of living.

Apries having sent a great expedition against the Kyrenians, met with correspondingly great disaster; and the Egyptians considering him to blame for this revolted from him, supposing that Apries had with forethought sent them out to evident calamity, in order (as they said) that there might be a slaughter of them, and he might the more securely rule over the other Egyptians. Being indignant at this, both these men who had returned from the expedition and also the friends of those who had perished made revolt openly.

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