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In this riveting account of old and archaeological research, the authors current tough proof that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the opposite monuments at Giza are of way more old foundation than formerly believed. entire with facts of a conspiracy among the Egyptology institution and numerous exclusive agencies to maintain the secrets and techniques of the Pyramids from the area, The Message of the Sphinx can also be a modern day detective tale. of photographs.

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Rand, introduction to Gassendi’s Mirrour of true nobility and gentility (London, 1657), a3v–a4. G. Cahen-Salvador, Un grand humaniste: Peiresc 1 5 80–1 637 (Paris, 1951). 36 At the same time he studied art and antiquities, like Peiresc, both in his travels abroad and later at home. Nor was he by any means indifferent to the worldly need for ancient rhetoric, for the need for ‘a more ornate and graceful manner of speaking’. 38 As a consequence, Evelyn bought everything he could of both ancient and modern learning and was consumed by the problem of organising and utilising his remarkable library.

Evelyn thus attempted to give expression to a programme of taste, judgement and knowledge which described the world of the collector and connoisseur of books, fine art and artefacts. When more than twenty years later Evelyn began to contemplate a second edition of the Instructions, he drafted two appendices of his own to render the work more complete – one on manuscripts and one on medals. ‘On manuscripts’ is undated, but was 32 Keynes, John Evelyn, 17–18; the plan is at Royal Society, CP, xvii, i.

1, 503. 8 See in general C. Webster, The great instauration: science, medicine and reform 1 626–1 660 (London, 1975); G. H. Turnbull, Hartlib, Dury and Comenius: gleanings from Hartlib’s papers (London, 1947); M. ), Samuel Hartlib and universal reformation: studies in intellectual communication (Cambridge, 1994). 9 S. Clucas, ‘Samuel Hartlib’s Ephemerides, 1635–59, and the pursuit of scientific and philosophical manuscripts: the religious ethos of an intelligencer’, The Seventeenth Century 6 (1991), 33–55.

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