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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preserved by Livy; for that first great battle
of Megiddo, which took place hundreds of
years before Josiah lost his life upon the
same plain, long before ever Regillus was
fought, we have the cotemporaneous account
of the conqueror Thothmes, and the lists of the
spoils drawn up by royal officers. Nay more,
the monuments of Egypt give us not descrip-
tions alone, but actual representations of the
scenes. Of the triumphs celebrated by the
renowned Julius, what trace is left for posterity
to gaze upon ? But the triumphs of Rameses,
and of Seti, which took place well-nigh as long
before the time of Caesar as Caesar's day was
before our own, live yet in every detail. The
garments, the ornaments, the countenances,
even the colour of the hair of the different races
which took part in those processions, all may
be seen to-day upon the walls of the palaces
which witnessed them. Of Moses and of
Solomon, of the founder of Rome, nay, of the
greal apostle of the Gentiles, we possess not
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