Alexandria Municipality: A Guide to the Ancient and Modern Town and to Its Graeco-Roman Museum

Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1922 - 368 pagina's
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Pagina 324 - Sirius, because it seemed to show itself expressly in order to warn the labourer against the inundation. The dog was therefore considered as the genius of that river : they represented this god with the body of a man and the head of a dog, and gave it the name of Anabis. Its image was placed on the gate of all the temples of Egypt.
Pagina 199 - The face is slightly turned to the right, and the weight of the body rests on the right leg, the left being bent at the knee, with only the ball of the foot and the toes touching the ground behind.
Pagina 300 - These pieces bear the head of Mars on the obverse, and on the reverse an eagle standing on a thunderbolt, with the inscription 'Roma
Pagina 55 - Theonas (282-3oo) near the shore of the Eunostos Harbour was reconstructed and enlarged by the patriarch Alexander (313-326). After that date it was used as the cathedral of Saint Mary until the close of the IVth century, when the Caesareum became the cathedral. Under Mussulman domination Saint Mary's church was turned into a mosque. The Arabs gave it the name of Western Mosque (Gamaa El Gharbi) or Mosque of a thousand pillars. Its site must be in the Marina Quarter, on the spot where the convent...
Pagina 52 - On the other hand it is certain that during the first century and the first half of the second century the spread of Christianity in Alexandria and in Egypt had Dot been considerable.
Pagina 347 - The transept has a length of 50 metres. The total length of the group of sacred buildings, comprising the basilica, the earlier church over the Saint's tomb, and the baptistery, is as much as 120 metres.
Pagina 101 - ... the tale told by a dragoman belonging to the Russian Consulate at Alexandria, Schilizzi by name, who pretended that in 185o he had penetrated into the vaults below the Mosque, and had seen there through a hole in a wooden door in a kind of cage made of glass, a human body whose head was surmounted by a diadem. The figure was bent up on a throne or elevation of some sort. A number of books and papyri were scattered around . This tale is evidently fictitious. Schilizzi had read Strabo and...
Pagina 332 - ... for he changes his clothes every time he changes his occupation. The fireplace is in the middle of the wall at the end of the room; some logs are always kept blazing in it on account of the damp, for beneath the stone floor is the cistern which receives the water from the gutters when it rains, and this causes the flags to be always slimy and wet.
Pagina 54 - VIh centuries there were no less than six hundred of them, all built like fortresses : they were like pigeon-cots said Severus of Achmunein. The group of monasteries of the Hennaton (ninth mile) was the most famous. The Museum possesses 16 epitaphs from the cemeteries belonging to this group of monasteries. The Persians in their siege of Alexandria...
Pagina 317 - Meydum, as the apartments where the relatives of the deceased met for a funeral repast on the days sacred to the worship of the dead: days such as dies rosae, the Day of Roses, dies violas, the Day of Violets, and so on.

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