Sir Henry Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 - 14 May 1925) - known as H. Rider Haggard - was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
The Ancient Allanby H. Rider Haggard
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In this new story of ancient Egypt, Sir Rider Haggard brings back for still another adventure--and such an adventure--the immortal Allan Quatermain. To quote Allan himself, "This is the weirdest of all my experiences." While not in any sense a sequel to THE IVORY CHILD, the reader will meet several of the characters of that story in this new book.
As we went on we discovered that although not one of the largest, the temple, owing to its having been buried by the sand during, or shortly after the Roman epoch, remained much more perfect than we had expected, because the early Christians had never got at it with their chisels and hammers. Before long I hope to show you pictures and photographs of the various courts, etc., so I will not attempt to describe them now.
"It is a temple to Isis--built, or rather rebuilt over the remains of an older temple on a site that seems to have been called Amada, at any rate in the later days, and so named after a city in Nubia, apparently by one of the Amen-hetep Pharaohs who had conquered it. Its style is beautiful, being of the best period of the Egyptian Renaissance under the last native dynasties.
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