THERE is, perhaps, no ancient civilisation that has given rise to so much speculation as that of ancient Egypt, which has for centuries presented, and in many respects still presents, a number of problems of considerable interest and difficulty. Until the discovery of the Rosetta stone by M. Bouchard in 1799, which made possible. the decipherment of the hieroglyphics, there seemed to be little hope that any of these questions would be solved, and although much progress has since been made, the real nature of the religion of Egypt, her chronology, the extent of her scientific knowledge, the source of her civilisation and the significance of certain of her monuments still seem to be regarded by many authorities as being largely within the domain of theory only. In any event it is apparent that on all these points there exists, even today, a considerable divergence of opinion among scholars. It is now nearly forty years since the late Mr. Marsham Adams first propounded his theory as to the intimate correspondence that exists between the Book of the Dead, as it is commonly, though erroneously, called and the passage chambers of the Great Pyramid. This he did in an article in the New Review in 1894, while in the following year he published the first of his two books on the subject, The House of the Hidden Places (London : John Murray), which he described as a clue to the mysterious religion of ancient Egypt.
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