Egypt

No bookmark today - I found this note written inside an old history book and wanted to share it:


Egypt 
Egypt has the most lovely climate that the world can boast. The mechanical skill of the Egyptians has never been surpassed. 
Persia, Greek and Roman have come and gone; Pagan, Jew and Christian and Muslim have built their temples - seen the glory and decline of their religions.
Isis and Osiris, Moses, Christ, Joseph, Caliphs, Mamelukes, Khedive, Haroun Al Raschid, Pharaohs, Cleopatra.
Six thousand years of assiduous cultivation of the soil has not diminished its fertility.

Found in "Outlines of Universal History From The Creation of the World to the Present Time" by Dr. George Weber. Published by Brewer and Tileston, 1853.

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4 comments:

Unknown said...

Perhaps the Egyptians are making "good" history again!

Thyme2Be said...

Good timing. Thoughtful comments, and isn't that penmanship beautiful!

Sam said...

I agree, thoughtful comments. What is the date that is on the previous page in the upper right corner? 1888?

Michael Popek said...

Sam, it reads "Geo. Weber died Aug. 19 1888" - I'm assuming it is referring to the author.

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