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The native name of Egypt is Khami, (black,) The Semitic and Iranian families are primitively connected with each other. ? (Are they not the same?) Ancient Chaldee (Babylon and Assyria i.e. Nineveh —cuneiform inscriptions Aramæan (from Aram) a name which applies equally to Mesopotamia & Syria '"Chaldean Christians" in Kurdistan called Nestorians.'

In Egypt and in Assyria, and doubtless in other ancient languages lan nations, there were separate castes in language, as in men—there was one ^written language for religion, one ^perhaps for the nobility, and without doubt one for the common mass of people.

[begin surface 2] [begin surface 3] resume—(from Bunsen) —Thus there in Assyria, (as in Egypt,) they had a written language, numerals, cal calcul weights, tables, calculations, the financial mediums, and dispatches—they had an appropriate religion, poetry, history, amusements, Bunsen p 231 "The inscriptions on the rocks on the road, on the west side of the Seinaitic peninsula, to Mount Seinai, had already occupied the attention of CosmosCosmas Indicopleustes, in the earlier part of the sixth century.—(Niebuhr aAfter many suggestions from others, different ages, Niebuhr divined their contents, and scorned the idea of anything but greetings and memorials of travelers in different ages.) [begin surface 4]
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