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The ruined cities of Mashonaland: Being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891
In looking over this work for a second edition, I find little to add to the material as it appeared in the first, and next to nothing to alter. Sir John Willoughby has kindly supplied me with details concerning five weeks excavation which he carried on the summer following the one which we spent there, the results of which, however, appear only to have produced additional specimens of the objects we foundnamely, crucibles with traces of gold, fragments of decorated bowls, phalli, &c.but no further object to assist us in unravelling the mystery of the primitive race which built the ruins. No one of the many reviewers of my work has criticised adversely my archological standpoint with regard to these South African remains: on the contrary, I continue to have letters on the subject from all sides which make me more than ever convinced that the authors of these ruins were a northern [xviii]race coming from Arabiaa race which spread more extensively over the world than we have at present any conception of, a race closely akin to the Phnician and the Egyptian, strongly commercial, and eventually developing into the more civilised races of the ancient world. Professor D.H. Mller, of Vienna, endorses our statements concerning the form and nature of the buildings themselves in his work Burgen und Schlsser (ii. 20), to which he kindly called my attention; and Mr. W. St. Chad Boscawen has also favoured me with the following remarks on certain analogous points that have struck him during an archological tour in Egypt this last winter: ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 69067
Author: Bent, J. Theodore (James Theodore)
Release Date: Sep 29, 2022
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.,1892
Publication Date: 1892
Publisher Country: United Kingdom
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