Ethnology itself is but a young science, still busied in collecting its facts and arranging its materials ;biblical ethnology is younger still. I ndeed, it is only within the last three or four years that a study of the ethnology of the Old Testament has become possible. We owe the greater part of the materials upon which it must be based to that prince of living excavators and practical archaeologists, Mr. Flinders Petrie. The casts and photographs of the ethnographic types represented on the Egyptian monuments, which he made for the British Association in the winter of 1886-7, have at last given us a solid foundation upon which to work. To Mr. R. S. Poole belongs the merit of first calling the attention of anthropologists to the unexplored mine of facts preserved in the pictures of the ancient Egyptian artists, and to the leading members of the Anthropo logical Institute that of obtaining a grant for their reproduction. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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