Ahiram quickly appeared, and before many minutes had elapsed, most of the hunters dropped in, singly and in pairs, each man bringing with him some fruits of his prowess in the field.
But, boys, if it should turn out as Ahiram thinks, that there are Indians near us, we may have to scamper up the rock, and lose our suppers after all; therefore we will make sure of the game, and talk over the performances of the Doctor when we have nothing better to do."
Most notably absent from this list is Ahiram
's sarcophagus inscription from Byblos, despite the presence on the volume's front cover of a facsimile of a detail of the sarcophagus relief showing the enthroned dead king (see appendix below).
Lydia Maria Pinto Brito (1) Naeldson Expedito Alves da Silva (2) Ahiram
Brunni Cartaxo de Castro (3) Cristine Hermann Nodari (1) [ID] Arthur William Pereira da Silva (1) [ID]
That said, the show begins in Phoenician-era Byblos at the sanctuary of Baalat Gebal (the town's goddess protector), where the court of King Ahiram
receives a royal emissary of Pharaoh Ramses II.
The use of stone sarcophagi along the eastern Mediterranean basin was known between late second and first millennium BCE exclusively for the elite class; as evidence we may note the example of the Ahiram
sarcophagus in Byblos, Lebanon (Ferron, 1993: 22).
Perhaps one of the most precious items at the national museum is the sarcophagus of Ahiram
, upon which the Phoenician alphabet is engraved.
We can be certain that Jang Bahadur's great-grandfather, Ahiram
Kunwar, did move from Kaski to Gorkha in the 18th century but no reliance can be put on family legends about their earlier history and the best guess must be that they were basically of Khas extraction.
Shawwa, Water Situation in the Gaza Strip, in WATER AND PEACE, supra note 95, at 251; Ephraim Ahiram
& Hanna Siniora, The Gaza Strip Water Problem: An Emergency Solution for the Palestinian Population, id.
Among them is the meseum's most precious item - the granite sarcophagus dating from the thirteenth century BC of Ahiram
King of Jebail (the ancient Mediterranean port of Byblos).