It was assembled and published by Edward King, Lord Kingsborough , in the early decades of the 19th century. While much of the material pertains to pre-Columbian cultures, there are also documents relevant to studies of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Antiquities of Mexico was produced to make copies of rare manuscripts in European collections available for study by scholars. The work consists of nine volumes, each published in a large elephant folio format.
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For other people named Edward King, see Edward King disambiguation. The title page of Antiquities of Mexico, volume 1. Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough 16 November — 27 February was an Irish antiquarian who sought to prove that the indigenous peoples of the Americas were a Lost Tribe of Israel. He represented Cork County in parliament between and as a Whig. They were the product of early theories about non-indigenous origins for Native American civilisations that are also represented in the Book of Mormon and myths about mound builders of Old World ancestry in North America.
He contracted typhus while in prison following which he was released and died three weeks later on 27 February ,  aged 41, less that two years before he would have succeeded to his title and estates, his father having been declared insane in The last two volumes of Antiquities of Mexico were published posthumously.
The Codex Kingsborough is named after him. Publications[ edit ] Antiquities of Mexico: comprising fac-similes of ancient Mexican paintings and hieroglyphics, preserved in the royal libraries of Paris, Berlin and Dresden, in the Imperial library of Vienna, in the Vatican library; in the Borgian museum at Rome; in the library of the Institute at Bologna; and in the Bodleian library at Oxford.
Together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. Dupaix: with their respective scales of measurement and accompanying descriptions. The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited manuscripts, by Augustine Aglio 9 vols. London: A. Aglio Vols. Havell Vols. Bohn Vols.
ANTIQUITIES OF MEXICO KINGSBOROUGH PDF
In nothing did the civil policy of the Mexicans more closely resemble that of the Jews than in their dedicating their children at the temple, and afterwards sending them there to be instructed by the master, or, as we might say, the superior Rabbi, in the doctrines of their religion and their moral and ceremonial laws. Christ himself is said, when only eight years old, to have gone to the temple at Jerusalem, and disputed with the Rabbis, listening to them and asking them questions: whence it may be inferred as they could not have known that he was the Son of God, since general publicity was not given to that circumstance till many years afterwards , that it was customary for the priests and Rabbis to teach children who came to the temple, by discoursing to them of matters of Jewish faith and doctrine. And that it was also a custom for children perpetually to serve in the temple we know from the history of Samuel, who waited on Eli the high priest; of whom it is said, in the eighteenth verse of the second chapter of the First Book of Samuel, "But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linen ephod. Amongst the Jews all wars, not excepting their civil wars, bore a religious character for even in civil war right must exist on one side ; and in the twentieth chapter of Deuteronomy directions are given to the priests to accompany and exhort the soldiers to battle.
Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough
Metaxe The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited Manuscripts. Library Services ask a librarian request materials in the reading room order materials permissions and copyright fellowship opportunities reserve a classroom room. It was assembled and published by Edward King, Lord Kingsboroughin the early decades of the 19th century. From January to April inclusive, vol. Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents: Click on image or caption above to see image in the zoom viewer.
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