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1 Ajasson remarks, that a great number of paintings have been lately discovered in the Etruscan tombs, in a very perfect state, and probably of very high antiquity.—B.
2 There would appear to be still considerable uncertainty respecting the nature of the materials employed by the ancients, and the manner of applying them, by which they produced these durable paintings; a branch of the art which has not been attained in equal perfection by the moderns.—B.
4 See B. iii. c. 8.
5 We have already remarked that painting was practised very extensively by the Egyptians, probably long before the period of the Trojan war.—B.
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