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y, nothing new under the sun, but that the ancients did some things on a scale and in a style which the moderns cannot hope to rival. Lake MÅ’ris was said by Herodotus to have been 3,600 stadia in circumference. Now, as a stadium was 202 of our yards, this would give a circumference of 414 miles. The diameter, then, was about ontent himself with giving him the lie.--Making a thorough examination, he discovered the remains of two pyramids answering to the locality of those described by Herodotus. From these he took his departure, judging that they lay at a certain distance from the circumference. At the supposed distance he found traces of embankments, &c., answering to the circumference in question, and following them, he found that they led him back to the place he started from. Hence, he concluded that Herodotus had told the truth. This, as nearly as we can recollect, was the substance of that portion of the lecture. We are not altogether certain that Lepsius was the explor