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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hand of man. Of all the other structures
which made the marvels of the ancient world,
scarcely a vestige is left. Where are the
hanging gardens, the boast of the monarch of
Babylon ? Where is the far-famed Pharos of
Alexandria ? Centuries have passed since
earthquake laid low the Colossus which be-
strode the harbour of Rhodes ; and a madman's
hand reduced to ashes the temple of Artemis,
the pride of Ephesus. But the Grand Pyramid
of Ghizeh still remains undestroyed and inde-
structible, ages after the lesser marvels have
passed away, as it stood ages before ever they
came into being. Certainly more than fifty,
it may be more than sixty, centuries have
gone by since that building, which never since
has needed the care of man, first concealed from
view its hidden places, those secret chambers
of which no other building on the globe
contains the like. Upwards of two million
times has the sun risen and set upon its
mighty walls, since first the pure and
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