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In the skull of a modern Egyptian who was killed before the walls of Acre, in the attack on that place by Ibrahim Basha, in 1836, and now in my collection, we have a well-marked instance of the generality of that people, who are characterized by extreme narrowness of breadth, as compared with the height of their foreheads; this skull barely measuring three inches above the external angular processes of the frontal bone. This is evidently a mixed variety, and exhibits in a very remarkable manner the blending of the anatomical characters of the two races from which the greater part of the modern Egyptians are sprung ; that is, the Arab and the Negro. But many of the negresses who are sold in the Egyptian slave-markets are natives of Mozambique; and these, it is wellknown, have higher foreheads than any of the other negro races. The zigomæ are on a plane somewhat external to the frontal and parietal bones, and more arched than in the well-marked Ethiopian. The nasal bones are more prominent, while the alveolar process of the superior maxilla presents all the characters of that race. The upper and lower margins of the orbits are on the same plane; the base of the skull presents a greater preponderance in its antero-posterior, compared with its lateral diameter ; but the most striking peculiarity of this base is that of the projection of the occipital condyles below the plane of the mastoid processes. The sutures of this head are the most strongly marked that I have ever seen, and contain (particularly the lambdoid) the largest and greatest number of ossa triquetra I have ever met with.

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REGISTER OF THE FAHRENHEIT THERMOMETER, ON BOARD THE CRUSADER YACHT,

TAKEN AT THE HOURS OF 9, A.M.; 12, N. ; AND 9, P.M., FROM THE 9TH DECEMBER TO THE 23RD OF MAY, 1837-8.

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Printed by J. S. Folcs and Son, 5, Bachelor's-walk, Dublin.

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