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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the wall at tlie side being not quite vertical,
but impending very slightly towards the slope.
At the back of the throne the gallery is
brought to a termination, by the Southern
wall closing down in seven over-lappings
within forty-two inches of the seat and leaving
as an exit further South, a narrow and grave-
like tunnel. In the sloping roof of the
gallery, running downwards from South to
North at a somewhat greater inclination than
the floor, are thirty-six overlappings, like
the waves of a river of light, and corre-
sponding to the number of decades in the orbit
of the Egyptian year. And on the side wall
of the dais at the upper end of the gallery
are also seven overlappings, one above another,
arching over to the summit; while in the
position corresponding to that occupied by
our own globe among the planets, runs a deep
groove or orbit along its entire length. Thus
we are confronted with a vivid connection
between the Orbit and " the Passage of the
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