- Title Pages
- Editor's Introduction
- A Note on the Text and Illustrations
- Chapter I. 1 The Harbours and City of Alexandria.
- Chapter II. The Environs of Alexandria.
- Chapter III. Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.
- Chapter IV. Physical Sketch of Egypt.
- Chapter V. Resheeʼd, or Rosetta.
- Chapter VI. Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.
- Chapter VII. The Eastern Branch of the Nile, and the adjacent districts, &c.
- Chapter VIII. Historical Illustrations of the Topography of Musr (or Cairo) and its Environs.1
- Chapter IX. Booʼlaʼck.
- Chapter X. Description of Musr (or Cairo).†
- Chapter XI. The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.
- Chapter XII. The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1
- Chapter XIII. The Moosʼlim Dynasties in Egypt.
- Chapter XIV. History of Mohhamʼmad ʼAlʼee, and of the remarkable events which have taken place in Egypt since its evacuation by the French, in the year 1801.1
- Chapter XV. The Pyramids of El-Geeʼzeh.1
- Chapter XVI. The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.
- Chapter XVII. Ordinary circumstances of the Voyage up the Nile.†
- Chapter XVIII.1 From Musr to Benʼee Sooweyʼf.
- Chapter XIX. El-Feiyooʼm.
- Chapter XX. From Benʼee Sooweyʼf to El-Minʼyeh.
- Chapter XXI. El-Minʼyeh, Benʼee Hhasʼan, and Antinoë.
- Chapter XXII. Hermopolis Magna, &c., to Asyoo't.
- Chapter XXIII. Asyoo't, &c., to Girʼga.
- Chapter XXIV. Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.
- Chapter XXV. Ckinʼë, Ckooft, Ckoo's, &c., to Thebes.
- Chapter XXVI. Thebes.1
- Chapter XXVII. 1 Armen't, &c.—Isʼna.
- Chapter XXVIII. Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.
- Chapter XXIX. Gebʼel es-Silʼsilʼeh—Koʼm Oomʼboo, &c., to Aswaʼn.
- Chapter XXX. Elephantine, Aswaʼn, the Cataracts, &c.
- sChapter XXXI. Philæ, and its environs.
- Chapter XXXII. The Nubians.
- Chapter XXXIII. Deboʼd, and Ckurdaʼseh, &c.
- Chapter XXXIV. Taʼfeh and Ckalaʼbʼsheh.
- Chapter XXXV. Dendooʼr, Gurʼf Hhoseyʼn, Dekʼkeh, &c.
- Chapter XXXVI. Waʼdee es-Soobooʼă, Hhassaʼyeh, and Ed-Dirʼr.
- Chapter XXXVII. Ibreeʼm, &c.—to Abʼoo Simʼbil.
- Chapter XXXVIII. Abʼoo Simʼbil, or Absemʼbel.
- Chapter XXXIX. From Abʼoo Simʼbil to Waʼdee Hhalʼfa.
- Supplement. On the Ancient Egyptians.
- (p.1) Introduction.†
- Description of Egypt
- American University in Cairo Press
During the years that Jason Thompson was engaged in the overall Edward William Lane project, of which this edition of Lane's Description of Egypt is a part, Jason incurred scholarly debts to so many individuals that it long ago became impractical to list them all. A zealous attachment to the study of oriental literature, and a particular desire to render himself familiar with the language of the Arabs, and with their manners and customs, induced Jason to visit Egypt. But these were not his only motives. He had long entertained a wish to examine the antiquities of that most interesting country: and as he felt, even before he commenced his travels, that there was a probability of his publishing the observations that he might make.
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