Definition of Excavated:
These are, first, the curious manner in which the cliffs have been excavated and worn away by the action of the lake, which, for centuries, has dashed an ocean- like surf against their base; and, second, the equally curious manner in which large portions of the surface have been colored by bands of brilliant hues.- "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- "By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic", G.A. Henty.
- "Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt", Gaston Camille Charles Maspero.