By Philip R. Katcher

ISBN-10: 0850456096

ISBN-13: 9780850456097

Occasions within the nineteenth century became the minds of usa citizens westwards in the direction of eventual and inevitable clash with the Plains Indians. the 1st was once victory within the Mexican-American warfare, which introduced thousands of acres of latest land within the West. the second one was once the invention of gold in California. one of many result of this migration used to be clash with the Indians who inhabited the Plains. So it was once ordinary that the military, the nation's armed peace-keepers, can be despatched to garrison the West. This ebook by way of Philip Katcher tells the soaking up tale of the U.S. cavalrymen who patrolled the Plains from 1850-90.

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Thus about the "ring of Horus" and the "ceremony of the beetle" we are told to take a beetle, sculptured as described below, and to place it on a paper table, and under the table there shall be a pure linen cloth; under it put some olive wood, and set on the middle of the table a small censer wherein myrrh and kyphi shall be offered. And have at hand a small vessel of chrysolite into which ointment of lilies, or myrrh, or cinnamon, shall be put, and take the ring and lay it in the ointment, having first made it pure and clean, and offer it up in the censer with kyphi and myrrh; leave the ring for three days, and take it out and put it in a safe place.

THE AMULET OF THE STEPS, This amulet seems to have two meanings: to lift up to heaven, and the throne of Osiris. According to one legend, when the god Shu wished to lift up the goddess Nut from the embrace of the god Seb, so that her body, supported by her stretched-out arms and legs, might form the sky, he found that he was not tall enough to do so; in this difficulty he made use of a flight of steps, and having mounted to the top of these he found himself able to perform his work. In the fourth section of the Elysian Fields 1 three such flights of steps are depicted.

C. 2600. The name of the man for whom it was made (he appears to have been an official of the Temple of Amen) was traced on it in light coloured paint which was afterwards varnished; there are no "words of power" on this interesting object. When once the custom of burying scarabs with the bodies of the dead became recognized, the habit of wearing them as ornaments by the living came into fashion, and as a result scarabs of almost every sort and kind may be found by the thousand in many collections, and it is probable that the number of varieties of them was only limited by the ability of those who manufactured them in ancient days to invent new sorts.

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