Human origins (1893) by S. Laing

Human origins

Human origins


The author illustrates the history of ancient civilizations. 
Some of the Contents:
CHAPTER I. EGYPT.

 Historical Standard of Time^Short Date inconsistent with.Evolution — Laws of Historical Evidence — History begins with Authentic Records — Records of Egypt oldest — Manetho's Lists — Confirmed by Hieroglyphics — Origin of Writing — The Alphabet — Phonetic Writing — Clue to Hieroglyphics — The Rosetta Stone — Champollion — Principles of Hieroglyphic Writing — Language Coptic — Can be read with certainty — Confirmed by Monuments — Manetho's Date for Menes 5004 B.C.— Old, Middle, and New Empires— Old Empire, Menes, to end of Sixth Dynasty — Break between Old and Middle Empires — Works of Twelfth Dynasty — Fayoum — Thirteenth and Fourteenth Dynasties — Hyksos Conquests — Duration of Hyksos Rule — Their Expulsion and Foundation of New Empire — Conquests in Asia of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Dynasties — Wars with Hittites and Assyrians — Persian and Greek Dynasties — Summary of Evidence for Date of Menes — Period prior to Menes — Horsheshu — Sphynx — Stone Age — Neolithic and Palaeolithic Eemains — Horner, Haynes, and Pitt-Rivers

CHALDiEA. 

Chronology — Berosus — His Dates mythical — Dates in Genesis — Synchronisms with Egypt and Assyria — Monuments — Cuneiform Inscriptions — How deciphered — Behistan Inscription — Grotefend and Rawlinson — Layard — Library of Koyunjik  — How preserved — Accadian Translations and Grammars — Historical Dates — Elamite Conquest — Commencement of Modern History — TJr-Ea and Dungi — Nabonidus — Sargon I., 3800 B.C.— TJr of the Chaldees— Sbarrukin's Cylinder— His Library — His Son Naram-Sin — Semites and Accadians — Accadians and Chinese — Period before Sargon I. — Patesi — De Sarzec's find at Sirgalla— Gud-Ea, 4000 to 4500 B.C.— Advance of Delta — Astronomical Records — Cbaldsea and Egypt give similar results — -Historic Period 6000 or 7000 years — and no trace of a beginning


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