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The Ancient Egyptians throwing a Virgin into the Nile

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Title: The Ancient Egyptians throwing a Virgin into the Nile
Author: Unknown author
Summary: "The ancient Egyptians were accustomed to appease the god of the Nile and induce him to bestow a bountiful inundation by throwing as a sacrifice into its sacred water a beautiful virgin."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/21497
Date: 1884
Original Source Loring, W.W. "A Confederate Soldier in Egypt". Dodd, Mead & Company: New York, 1884. p. 140a.
Subject Nile River; Sacrifices (Egyptian)
About This Resource: Forms part of the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA)

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The Ancient Egyptians throwing a Virgin into the Nile (1884).
From Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). http://hdl.handle.net/1911/21497
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  • TIMEA Visual Materials [1769]
    This collection contains book illustrations, postcards, stereocards, photographs, and ephemera related to travel in the Middle East, primarily Egypt.

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