By Clara E. Clement,Murat Ukray,A. A. Milne
We don't know how lengthy the earth has existed, and in learning the main precedent days of which we now have any actual wisdom, we come across evidence which end up that males should have lived and died lengthy sooner than the dates of which we will be able to communicate precisely. The earliest international locations of whose structure we will supply an account are referred to as heathen countries, and their artwork is named old or Heathen artwork, and this comes right down to the time whilst the Roman Emperor Constantine was once switched over to Christianity, and adjusted the Roman Capitol from Rome to Constantinople within the yr of our Lord 328.
The structures and the ruins which nonetheless stay from those precedent days are in Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Judea, Asia Minor, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. lots of those were excavated or exposed, as, throughout the a while that experience handed considering their erection, that they had been buried clear of sight by means of the buildup of earth approximately them. those excavations are consistently happening in a number of nations, and males are ever striving to benefit extra in regards to the wonders of historic days; and we may possibly desire that during the longer term as marvellous issues can be published to us as were proven within the past.
As we ponder the structure of Egypt, the nice Pyramid first draws consciousness as a result of its antiquity and its significance. This was once outfitted through Cheops, who's also referred to as Suphis, approximately 3000 years sooner than Christ. At that far-off day the Egyptians appear to have been a country of pyramid-builders, for even now, finally the years that experience rolled among them and us, we all know of greater than sixty of those mysterious monuments that have been opened and explored.
Of a lot of these the 3 pyramids at Ghizeh (Fig. 1) are top identified, and that of Cheops is the main extraordinary between them. these of you who've studied the heritage of the wars of Napoleon I. will do not forget that it used to be close to this spot that he fought the so-called conflict of the Pyramids, and that during addressing his infantrymen he reminded them that right here the a long time seemed down upon them, therefore touching on the various years in which this nice pyramid had stood at the border of the wasteland, as though gazing the flight of Time and frivolously ready to determine what might ensue at the ultimate day of all earthly things.
There were a lot hypothesis and lots of critiques as to the use for which those pyramids have been made, however the so much normal trust is they have been meant for the tombs of the strong kings who reigned in Egypt and triggered them to be built.
The pyramid of Cheops used to be 400 and 80 ft and 9 inches excessive, and its base was once 700 and sixty-four toes sq.. it's so obscure
CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
AUTHOR OF "HANDBOOK OF mythical AND MYTHOLOGICAL ART," "PAINTERS, SCULPTORS, ENGRAVERS, ARCHITECTS AND THEIR WORKS," "ARTISTS OF THE 19th CENTURY," E
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