from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of disentombing.
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New and interesting excavations are made continuously, and I could have remained here the live-long day, watching the gradual disentombment of the beautiful columns, statuary, and other long-buried mementoes of Rome's past greatness -- and, as her foundations were laid bare, rebuilding and repeopling, according to my own ideal fancies, this great temple of eloquence.
The process of disentombment was not proceeded with very rapidly at first; it lingered on, in not too skilful hands, till
Not wishing to appear unmindful of the kindly intentions of my would-be assistant, I thanked him, inwardly wishing that this disentombment had been left entirely to me.
Perhaps one of the most interesting is that connected with the disentombment of the Nineveh marbles, and the discovery of the long-lost cuneiform or arrow-headed character in which the inscriptions on them are written -- a kind of writing which had been lost to the world since the period of the Macedonian conquest of
And the story of the disentombment of these remarkable works, as told by Mr. Layard himself in his
Sometimes several weeks elapsed ere the disentombment, the penitent being then usually found numb and congealed in all his extremities, like one newly stricken with paralysis.
As the work of disentombment had long since ceased, nothing remained to be seen but part of the theatre, the descent to which is by a staircase made for the purpose.