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Journey To Central Africa; Life And Landscapes From Egypt To The Negro Kingdoms Of The White Nile.

Taylor, Bayard

Edité par Greenwood Press Reprint, 1970
ISBN 10: 0837128676 / ISBN 13: 9780837128672
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Titre : Journey To Central Africa; Life And ...

Éditeur : Greenwood Press Reprint

Date d'édition : 1970

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good+

Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket

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Very Good+ hardcover edition, no names or other marks. Minor shelf wear. ; 1.25 x 8.75 x 5.75 Inches; 522 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 28546

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Synopsis : This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THIS RUINS OF MEROB. irrwal at Bedjerowiyeh--The Ruins of Merot--Walk Across the PUIn--The Pyramids--Character of their Masonry--Tho Tower and Vault--Finding of the Treasure--The Second Group--More Ruins--Site of tho City--Number of the Pyramids--The Antiquity of MeroS--Ethiopian and Egyptian Civillzation--The Caucasian Race--Reflections. A Light breeze sprang up soon after midnight, and when I arose, at sunrise, we were approaching the village of Bedjerowiyeh. By the time coffee was ready, the America was moored at the landing-place, and Rafs Bakhid, who was familiar with all the localities, stood in waiting. Achmet, with Beshir and another sailor, also accompanied me. We crossed some fields of cotton and dookhn to the village, which was a cluster of tokuh, or circular huts of mud and sticks, in a grove of sont trees. The rais tried to procure a donkey for me, but the people, who took me for an Egyptian, and appeared very timorous and humble, denied having any, although I saw two halfstarved beasts among the trees. We therefore set out on foot, toward a range of mountains, about five miles distant. The discovery of the ruins of Meroe is of comparatively recent date, and it is only within a very short time that theii true character and place in Ethiopian history have been satisfactorily established. Hoskins, Cailliaud and Ferlini were the 6rst to direct the attention of antiquarians to this quarter, and the later and more complete researches of Lepsius leave room for little more to be discovered concerning them. It is remarkable that both Bruce and Burckhardt, who travelled by land from Berber to Shendy, failed to see the ruins, which must have been visible from the road they followed. The former, in fact, speaks of the broken pedestals, car...

Synopsis: Originally published in 1857. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.

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