He spoke of the English, a noble race, rulers of the waves, who sit on thrones of alabaster, silent as deathless gods.
As we cleared the passage we found mixed with the rubble broken potsherds, jar seals, and numerous fragments of small objects; water skins lying on the floor together with alabaster jars, whole and broken, and coloured pottery vases; all pertaining to some disturbed burial, but telling us nothing to whom they belonged further than by their type which was of the late XVIIIth Dyn. These were disturbing elements as they pointed towards plundering.howard carter
Hushed in the alabaster arms of Death, Our young Marcellus sleeps.James R. Randall, John Pelham.
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