3,000 Years

3,000 Years Herodotus^ tells us, that the Egyptians held the doctrines of the immortality of the soul, and Metem- psychosis, and believed the time of the absence of the soul from a human body to be 3000 years. Now, this is the double of a Tropical Cycle ; and, accordingly, we find, upon mummy-cases and funereal tablets, representa- tions of two sitting jackals, the emblems of the Ruk-hs. http://www.archive.org/stream/horgyptaco00poolrich/horgyptaco00poolrich_djvu.txt