- 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.
Description of Musr (or Cairo).†
Description of Musr (or Cairo).†
- (p.74) Chapter X. Description of Musr (or Cairo).†
- Description of Egypt
- American University in Cairo Press
The city that is known to Europeans by the name of Cairo, or Grand Cairo, is called by the Egyptians Musr and in letters, and other writings, the epithet El-Mahhroo'she (or the Guarded) is generally added. This chapter describes Musr in detail. It discusses the approach to Musr from Boo'la'ck, its extent and population, its walls and gates, its streets and quarters, and its mosques, and other buildings. There are, in Musr, many Tekee'yehs, or convents for durwee'shes, and others, mostly built by Turkish Ba'shas, for the benefit of their countrymen. Some of these are very handsome structures. Many of the Sebee'ls (or public Fountains) are remarkable buildings. The general style of a large sebee'l is thus described. Musr contains Hho'ds or watering places for beasts of burden, about sixty or seventy Hhamma ‘ms or public baths, and over a thousand Ckah ‘wehs, or coffee-shops.
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