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Mummies of Priests--The bodies of priests embalmed before Aaron and his sons were appointed to the priesthood in Israel
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Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Title:
Mummies of Priests--The bodies of priests embalmed before Aaron and his sons were appointed to the priesthood in Israel [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph: b&w ; 20.3 x 22.5 cm ( 8 x 8.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Exodus, xxviii:1.)-- 'And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.' The difference between the functions of the priests in Egypt and the priests in Israel were as great as the difference between the Apis Bull, the god of the Egyptians, and the Holy Law of God. The priests of Egypt had a work to do which kept the people degraded. The priests of Israel performed a work that gradually elevated and ennobled the people. The view we give above is a picture taken in the Gizeh Museum. By the special request of E. Brugsch Bey, the doors of this book-case-like framework in which the priests were placed one upon another were opened so that our artist had the opportunity of direct access to the priests by his camera. There were a great many in the same room, of which the above picture gives us a fair sample. They are well preserved mummies, and illustrate for us how thoroughly the ancient Egyptians understood the art of embalming." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." A sideways "E" is printed beneath the text. See 5323BAI/LVii49CAJS (Voyager # 361039)
Seven mummies lie partially clothed, each on its own shelf
Scanning Notes:
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Category:
Mummies
Priests
Gizeh Museum
Classification ID:
5131BAI/LVi49CAJS
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5131 LVi49CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Egypt
Cairo (Egypt)

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