Description de L’Égypte

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Description de L’Égypte 2018-03-17T11:51:06+00:00

Napoleon and his General Staff in Egypt (1867) – Jean Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)

Description de L’Égypte – Description of Egypt

When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought with him an entourage of more than 160 scholars and scientists. Known as the French Commission on the Sciences and Arts of Egypt, these experts undertook an extensive survey of the country’s archaeology, topography, and natural history. A soldier who was part of the expedition found the famous Rosetta Stone, which the French linguist and scholar Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832) later used to unlock many of the mysteries that long had surrounded the language of ancient Egypt. In 1802 Napoleon authorized the publication of the commission’s findings in a monumental, multi-volume work that included plates, maps, scholarly essays, and a detailed index. Publication of the original Imperial edition began in 1809. It proved so popular that a second edition was published under the post-Napoleonic Bourbon Restoration.

The Description de L’Egypte is arguably the largest single effort ever undertaken by one culture to study another. It was the fruit of the labours of 167 scientists brought by Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt in 1798, who after a stay of three years, went back France and worked diligently with some 2000 draftsmen and engravers for 20 years to produce a monumental work of almost 1000 plates and some 7500 pages of text. The magnificent large format editions are works of art of unprecedented accuracy and beauty. The plates are grouped in 11 volumes of 56 cm x 75 cm each, under the headings of Antiquities (5 volumes), Natural History, covering Egypt’s flora and fauna in three volumes, and the Modern State (as it existed in 1798-1800) in two volumes, and a Geographic Atlas volume. The nine volumes of text also covered Antiquities (4 volumes) the Modern State (3 volumes), Natural History (2 volumes), and an Index volume. The “Royal edition” (1821-1829) from the collections of the ‘Bibliotheca Alexandrina’ is presented here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

World Digital Library
Antiquities – 1
Antiquities – 2
Antiquities – 3
Antiquities – 4
Antiquities – 5
Atlas – 6
Modern State – 7
Modern State – 8
Natural History – 9
Natural History – 10
Natural History – 11

the harmony of sound

The values of the diameter of the Moon of 2,160 English statute miles and of the Sun of 864,000 statute miles are linked to musicology. The number 216 corresponds to 216 hertz as an octave of the natural attune of 432 hertz instead of 440 hertz, which is now regarded as the standard frequency of sound on which all tuning forks and musical instruments are tuned. Mid twentieth century, the 440-hertz frequency was internationally accepted as the standard musical, but unnatural keynote A. The more natural 432-hertz frequency complies with the harmonics of the universe and better suits human nature. When the A is equal to 432 hertz, then the musical note E is equal to 324 hertz with its ‘Great Octave’ being 81 hertz, the lowest E-tone playable on a musical instrument, and the fifth harmonic of the ‘Golden Frequency of Giza’ of 16.2 hertz. The relationship between the Sun, Earth and Moon is based on the number 432 as a harmonious and universal constant. ‘Musica Universalis.’

The number 432 is a significant universal constant and the natural harmonic frequency of 432 hertz seems the only right choice as the standard frequency. All in perfect harmony with the universe and numerically related to the number 9, the ‘number of creation.’ All digits of these universal numbers always add up to 9 as if the number 9 is a means of control for the correctness of the specific number. This applies to all other frequencies when the natural standard frequency is 432 hertz instead of 440 hertz. The 432-hertz frequency is only 8 hertz down in frequency but a clear measurable difference in harmony, both audible and visible. The most precise musical instrument ever created is the original antique Stradivarius violin, designed to resonate at a frequency of 432 hertz, similar to all ancient Egyptian and ancient Greek instruments.

      440 hertz-tone
      432 hertz-tone