Thursday, February 10, 2005

More from "Travellers in Egypt"
The most recent offering is an excerpt from "Orient Line Guide - Chapters for travellers by sea and by land" entitled "From Suez to Cairo" (London, 1890). It is a narrative description, mainly of Cairo, in which the author tries to convey not merely the look of areas and features, but the impact they have on visitors. The text is accompanied by some fine drawings of the Meidum pyramid and the "Boolak Museum" (the Cairo Egyptology collection in one of its former homes).

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