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 have now any exact wisdom, we stumble upon evidence which end up that males should have lived and died lengthy prior to the dates of which we will be able to converse precisely. The earliest countries of whose structure we will supply an account are known as heathen countries, and their artwork is named historical or Heathen artwork, and this comes all the way down to the time whilst the Roman Emperor Constantine was once switched over to Christianity, and altered the Roman Capitol from Rome to Constantinople within the yr of our Lord 328.
The constructions and the ruins which nonetheless stay from those precedent days are in Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Judea, Asia Minor, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. a lot of those were excavated or exposed, as, through the a long time that experience handed due to the fact that their erection, that they had been buried clear of sight via the buildup of earth approximately them. those excavations are consistently happening in numerous international locations, and males are ever striving to profit extra concerning the wonders of historic days; and we might wish that during the longer term as marvellous issues might be printed to us as were proven within the past.
As we contemplate the structure of Egypt, the good Pyramid first draws recognition as a result of its antiquity and its value. This was once equipped through Cheops, who's also referred to as Suphis, approximately 3000 years ahead of Christ. At that far away day the Egyptians appear to have been a country of pyramid-builders, for even now, in the end the years that experience rolled among them and us, we all know of greater than sixty of those mysterious monuments which were opened and explored.
Of a lot of these the 3 pyramids at Ghizeh (Fig. 1) are most sensible recognized, and that of Cheops is the main outstanding between them. these of you who've studied the historical past of the wars of Napoleon I. will do not forget that it was once close to this spot that he fought the so-called conflict of the Pyramids, and that during addressing his infantrymen he reminded them that the following the a while appeared down upon them, hence relating the numerous years in which this nice pyramid had stood at the border of the wilderness, as though observing the flight of Time and lightly ready to determine what could occur at the ultimate day of all earthly things.
There were a lot hypothesis and plenty of reviews as to the use for which those pyramids have been made, however the such a lot normal trust is they have been meant for the tombs of the strong kings who reigned in Egypt and prompted them to be built.
The pyramid of Cheops was once 400 and 80 toes and 9 inches excessive, and its base was once seven-hundred 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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