Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A second origianl copy of 'Description' is available in Egypt

Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)

Librarian Marie Bryan, manager of Chicago House Library it Luxor, has announced that they have a handwritten copy of the famous book ‘Description De l’Egypt’ and that it is open for researchers and Luxor habitants to read.

Bryan said the copy they have consists of 20 volumes, compiled during the campaign when Napoleon came to Egypt in the eighteenth century by a number of scholars and scientists from a range of disciplines. The book’s full title in English is ‘Description of Egypt: the collection of researches and observations on Egypt during the French campaign.’

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

THe IFAO in Cairo has one copy also