Adams, Walter M.  
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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Among the innumerable transformations wit-
nessed by the present century of revolution,
none has a more startling character than that
of the resurrection of primaeval Egypt. For
more than a thousand years from the day
when the barbarous Omar celebrated the funeral
rites of the ancient learning in the flames of
the great Library at Alexandria, to the day
when Champollion, like another Sothis,
heralded the dawn of a new era of Egyptian
brilliance, an ever-growing obscurity buried
the entire land. Less than a century has
elapsed since the most appalling penalties, in
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