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Original 1880 First Editionof "MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITY, a description of ancient life: the employments, amusements, customs and habits, the cities, palaces, monuments and tombs, the literature and fine arts of 3,000 years ago" by L.W. Yaggy. Published by Western Publishing House, New York.

In Good condition for it's age. Much wear on corners and edges. Pages are clean and binding is strong. Huge book with 944 pages. Book measures 6.5 x 9.5. Illustrated with beautiful engravings.


Egypt, Greece and Rome were the fountainheads of our civilization and the source of much of our knowledge. They were the origin of all that is ornamental, graceful and beautiful. Take an armchair journey back in time to observe the grandeur and magnificence and high civilization of these cultures.

Examine how they lived; their homes, private lives, customs, employments, schools, churches, rites and ceremonies. There was indeed much grace and splendor in the lives of many of the ancients.


However, not all ancients had it so good. A common ‘entertainment’ in ancient Roman times was to watch slaves fight to the death or to watch lions maim and kill Christians. A slave’s ultimate fate lay in the hands of one man—the ruler. A thumbs up meant the slave’s life was spared. However, if a slave showed any fear his plea for mercy would undeniably be met with thumbs down—death.


And death too brought its own odd customs. You’ll explore the dark depths of catacombs and the tombs and mummies concealed there.

Go back in time and immerse yourself in the monuments, cities, literature and fine arts of 3000 years ago all found between the covers of this fascinating and extraordinary book.

Museum of Antiquity is a gem with countless treasures and fascinating secrets hidden between its covers. Profusely illustrated with 173 illustrations, it also includes many steel plate engravings. Contents include the civilizations of Pompeii, Egypt, Rome and more. See ancient architecture such as the Roman Coliseum and the Sphinx. Read about historical figures such as Julius Caesar and the Trojan heroes. Learn about excavations in Neneveh, Babylon, Troy and Pompeii. Lose yourself in Greek Mythology with its fascinating characters such as Apollo, Juno, Zeus, Pluto, Ceres, Vulcan and more.


The Glory of the Pompeii —The Streets of the City—The Theatres of Pompeii—Villa of Julia Felix—Pavements and Sidewalks—Arrangement of Private Houses —Elegance of Domestic Architecture—Ground Plan of Roman House—Exterior Apartments—Interior Apartments—Dining Halls—The Triclinium—Materials and Construction—The Salve Lucru—Paintings and Decorations—The Drunken Hercules—Wall Decoration—The Peristyle—The House of Siricus—Political Inscriptions—Electioneering Advertisements—The Graffiti—Street of the Lupanar—Eighty Loaves of Bread Found—The House of the Balcony—Human Bodies Preserved—Discovered Bodies—House of Diomedes —Location of the Villa—Ground Plan of the Villa—Detail of Ground Plan—The Caldarium—Galleries and Halls—Porticoes and Terraces—Tomb and Family Sepulchre—The Villa Destroyed—Conclusive Evidence—Jewels and Ornaments—Pliny's Account of a Roman Garden—Stores and Eating Houses —Restaurant—Pompeian Bill of Fare—Circe Daughter of the Sun—Houses of Pansa and Sallust —Curious Religious Painting—General View of House—Worship of the Lares—Domesticated Serpents—Discoveries Confirm Ancient Authors—Ornamentation and Draperies—Remarkable Mansions—House of the Vestals—Surgical and other Instruments—Shop of an Apothecary—House of Holconius —Decorations of the Bed-Chambers—Perseus and Andromeda—Epigraphs and Inscriptions—Ariadne Discovered by Bacchus—General Survey of the City —Wine Merchant's Sign—Sculptor's Laboratory— House of Emperor Joseph II


The Amphitheatre—Coliseum— Seats—The bloody Entertainments—Examining the Wounded—Theatres—Roman Baths —Description of the Baths—Cold Baths—Warm Chambers—The Vapor Baths—Hot-Air Baths—Social Games and Sports —Domestic Games—Jugglers—Game of Cities—Gymnastic Arts—Social Entertainments —Characteristics of the [vi] Dance—Grace and Dress of the Dancers—Position at the Table—Vases and Ornaments—Food and Vegetables—Mode of Eating—Reminders of Mortality—Egyptian Music and Entertainments —Musical Instruments—Jewish Music—Beer Palm Wine Etc—Games and Sports of the Egyptians —Games with Dice—Games of Ball—Wrestling—Intellectual Capabilities—Hunting


Occupation of Women—Bathing—Wedding Ceremonies—Children's Toys—Writing Materials—Families Schools and Marriages—Duties of Children—Dress Toilet and Jewelry —The Chiton—Dress Materials—Styles of Wearing Hair—Head-Dress of and Punishments; Contracts Deeds Etc —Punishments—Laws Respecting of Diseases—Houses Villas Farmyards Orchards Gardens Etc —Character of the People—Construction of Houses—Plans of Wealth —Gold and Silver—Worth of Gold—Treasures—Total Value of Gold


Writing Lamps—The Steelyard—Drinking Vessels—Colored Glass—Glass—Glass Vessels—Articles of Jewelry—Toilet-Boxes Etc—Furniture —Chairs and Stools—Bed-Room Furniture—Tables Etc—Pottery—Drawings on Vases—Vases —Greek Vases—Inscriptions on Vases—Historical Subjects on Vases—Uses of Vases—Vases Found in Tombs—Silver Vessels—Decorated Vases


Colored Glass Vessels—Imitation of the Nile—Agricultural Dyeing and Painting —Flour and Dyeing—Coloring Substances—Mineral Used for Dyeing—Cost of Dyeing—Cloth Manufacture—Persian Costumes


Ruins at Hissarlik—Settlement of Troy—First Settlers—Scæan Gate—Call of Menelaus—Houses at Troy—Objects Found in Houses—Silver Vases—Taking out the Treasure—Shield of the Treasure—Contents of the Treasure—Ear-Rings and Chains—Gold Buttons Studs Etc—Silver Goblet and Vases—Weapons of Troy—Terra Cotta Mugs—Condition of the Roads—Lack of Inscriptions


Explorations of Niebuhr and Rich—Excavations at Kouyunjik Palace—Sennacherib's Conquests—Highly-Finished Sculptures—North Palace Kouyunjik—Temple of Solomon—The Oracle—Description of the Palace—Modern Houses of Persia—Chambers in the Palace—The Walls—Grandeur of Babylon—Building Materials—History of Babylon—Karnac and Baalbec —Stupendous Remains—Temple of Luxor—Chambers of the Great Pyramid—The Great Temple—The Pantheon at Rome—Egyptian Obelisks—Obelisks


Mythology—Mythological Characters—The Pythian Apollo—Phœbus Apollo—Niobe and Sorrow of Demeter—The Sleep of Toils of Herakles—Admetos—Epimetheus and Pandora—Io and and and Prokris—Skylla—Phrixos and and Eurydike—Kadmos and Europa—Bellerophon—Althaia and the Burning Brand


Egyptian Sculpture—Etruscan Painting—Renowned Painters—Parrhasius—Colors Used—Sculpture Painting—Fresco Painting—Sculpturing —Sculpture in Greece and Egypt—Sculptures of Ancient Kings—Animal Sculpture—Modeling of the Human Figure—"The Sculptor of the Gods"—Grandeur of Style—Statues—Description of Statues—Work of Lysippus—The Macedonian Age—Roman Art—Copies of Ancient Gods—Mosaic —Mosaic Subjects—Battle Represented in Mosaics—Grandeur of Style

Vengeance of Crocodile—Artabanus Dissuades Xerxes—Socrates—Socrates and Perfect Beauty—Last Hours of Socrates—Demosthenes—Philip and the Athenians—Measures to Resist Philip—Former Athenians Described—Oration on the Crown—Invective against Catiline—Expulsion of Catiline from Rome—The Tyrant Prætor Denounced—Immortality of the Soul—Julius Cæsar—The Germans—Battle of Pharsalia—Virgil—Employment of the Bee—Punishments in Hell—Horace—To Licinius—Happiness Founded on Wisdom—The Equality of Man—Plutarch—Proscription of Sylla—Demosthenes and Cicero Compared


Extent of the Tombs—An Acre and a quarter in a According to Rank—Mummies—Mummy Cases and Sarcophagi—Roman Tombs—Inscriptions—The Catacombs Inscriptions—Early Inscriptions—Catacombs nearly miles long—Utensils from the Catacombs—Paintings— Calixtus—Lord's Supper


The Assyrian and Babylonian Discoveries— Christian Inscriptions—The use of the Bible for Excavators—Accordance with Ancient Writings—Frieze from the Arch of Titus—No Book produced by Chance—God the Author—Its Great Antiquity—The Pentateuch—Preservation of the Scripture—Its Important Discoveries—Its Peculiar Style—Its Harmony—Its Impartiality—Its Prophecies—Its Important Doctrines—Its Holy Tendency—Its Aims—Its Effects—Its General Reception—Persecuted but not Persecuting


Coliseum of Rome

Destruction of Pompeii

View of Pompeii (From a Photograph)

Plan of a Roman House

Vestibule of a Pompeian House

Triclinium or Dining room

Hercules Drunk (From Pompeii)

Discovered Body at Pompeii

Ground Plan of the Suburban Villa of Diomedes

Wall Painting at Pompeii

Household Utensils

Restaurant (From Wall Painting)

Bed and Table at Pompeii (From Wall Painting)

Plan of a Triclinium

Head of Circe

Kitchen Furniture at Pompeii

Brooches of Gold found at Pompeii

Scales found at Pompeii

Wall Painting found at Pompeii

Gold Breastpins found at Pompeii

A Laboratory as found in Pompeii

First Walls Discovered in Pompeii

View of the Amphitheatre at Pompeii

Coliseum of Rome

Examining the Wounded

Asking Pardon

Not Granted

Combats with Beasts

View of the Tepidarium

Ancient Bath Room (As Discovered)

Egyptian Vases

Social Enjoyment of Women (From an Ancient Painting)

Gold Pins

Shawl or Toga Pin

Pearl Set Pins

Stone Set Brooches

Hair Dress (From Pompeii)

Toilet Articles found at Pompeii

Wreath of Oak (Life Saving)

Tabulæ Calamus and Papyrus

Tabulæ Stylus and Papyrus

Tabulæ and Ink Stand

Libraries and Money

Gold Lamp (Found at Pompeii)

Candelabrum or Lamp Stand

Candelabra or Lamp Stands

Standing Lamp

Ancient Lamps

Scales and Weights

Vessels (From Pompeii)

Drinking Vessel

Glass Vessels (From Pompeii)

Cups and Metals

Gold Jewelry (From Pompeii)

Heavy Gold Pins

Brooches Inset with Stone

Safety Toga Pins [xi]

Plundering Corinth

Greek Vase

Etruscan Vase

Roman Vases

Vase Representing a Marriage (Found at Pompeii)

Vase Representing Trojan War (Found at Pompeii)

Vase (Found at Pompeii)

Vase Representing Greek Sacrifice

Vase Years Old

Silver Platter

Silver Cup (Found at Hildesheim)

Vase of the First Century

Dish of the First Century

Ancient Glass Vessels

Glass Brooch

Imitation of Real Stone

Ancient Egyptian Pottery

Mill and Bakery at Pompeii

Bread Discovered in Pompeii

Metals and Beads

Terracotta Lamps

Bronze Lamps

Golden Cups of Priam (Found at Troy)

Wonderful Vases of Terracotta from Palace of Priam

From Palace of Priam

Lids and Metals of Priam

Treasures of Priam (Found at Troy)

Part of Machine of Priam

Jewelry of Gold and Stones

Vessel Found in the Palace of Priam

Shield of the Palace of Priam

Gold Necklace of Troy

Gold Tassels of Troy

Lamps found at Troy

Studs and Bracelets of Priam

Gold Pins with Set Gems

Gold Earrings of Troy

Spears Lances Ax and Chain

Shears Knives and Spears

Lances Found at Palace of Priam Troy

Coins or Metals

Elegant Brooch of Troy

Lamp found at Troy

Palace of Sennacherib

Discovered in the Palace

View of a Hall

Columns of Karnac

The Great Pyramids and Sphinx

Ruins of Baalbec

View of the Pantheon at Rome

Pantheon at Rome

Half Section of the Pantheon

Obelisk of Heliopolis

Jupiter (or Zeus)

Apollo (From an Ancient Sculpture)

Pluto and His Wife

Ceres (or Demeter From Pompeii Wall Painting)

Juno (or Here)

Diana (or Artemis)

Vulcan (or Hephaistos)

Minerva (or Pallas Athene Found at Pompeii)

Ancient Sculpturing on Tantalos

Urania (Muse of Astronomy)

Jupiter (or Zeus with his Thunderbolt)

Thalia the Muse

Laocoon the False Priest

Grecian Altar

Themis (Goddess of Law)

Euterpe (Muse of Pleasure)

Thalia (Muse of Comedy)

Numa Pompilius Visiting the Nymph Egeria

Polyhymnia (Muse of Rhetoric)

Sphinx of Egypt

Calliope (Muse of Heroic Verse)

The Origin of Man

Erate (Muse of the Lute)

Terpsichore (Muse of Dancing)

Ancient Sacrifice (From Wall Painting of Pompeii)

Melpomene (Muse of Tragedy)

Clio (Muse of History)

Ancient Art and Literature


Dying Gladiator

Mosaic Floor

Mosaic Doves

Apollo Charming Nature

Ancient Authors

Library of Herculaneum

Trojan Heroes

Ancient Metal Engraving

Socrates Drinking the Poison

From Ancient Sculpturing

King Philip (of Macedon)

Augustus Cæsar (Found at Pompeii)

Julius Cæsar (From an Ancient Sculpturing)

Virgil and Horace


Alexander Severus

Egyptian Tomb

Sarcophagus or Coffin (With Noah's Ark Cut in Relief on the Outside)

Coffin of Alabaster (Features of the Deceased Sculptured)

Discovered Tomb with its Treasures (At Pompeii)

Articles Found in a Tomb


Egyptian Pillar

Egyptian Column

Sections of the Catacombs with Chambers

Plan of the Catacombs at Rome

Stone Coffin

Stone Coffin with Open Side

Inside View of the Catacombs

Lamps Found in the Catacombs

Tomb Inscription

Painted Ceiling

Chamber of a Catacomb

Frieze from the Arch of Titus

Pentateuch Written Years Ago

Shishak and His Captives on Sculptured Wall at Karnac

Portrait of Rehoboam

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