- Title Pages
- Editor's Introduction
- A Note on the Text and Illustrations
- Chapter I. <sup>1</sup> 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.<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter IX. Booʼlaʼck.
- Chapter X. Description of Musr (or Cairo).<sup>†</sup>
- Chapter XI. The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.
- Chapter XII. The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.<sup>1</sup>
- 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.<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter XV. The Pyramids of El-Geeʼzeh.<sup>1</sup>
- 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.<sup>†</sup>
- Chapter XVIII.<sup>1</sup> 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.<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter XXVII. <sup>1</sup> 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.
The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1
The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1
- (p.93) Chapter XII. The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1
- Description of Egypt
- American University in Cairo Press
This chapter gives a detailed account of the environs of Musr. Mount Moockut'tum, which overlooks both the town and citadel of Musr, is composed of a yellowish calcareous rock, abounding with testacious fossils. On the north of the metropolis are many gardens, and, in the season of the inundation, several lakes, in one of which (called Bir'ket er-Rut'lee) abundance of lotus-plants are seen in the month of September in blossom. The great Eastern Cemetery, in the sandy waste between the metropolis and the mountain, contains the tombs of many of the Memloo'k Soolta'ns. On the south of the metropolis is another great cemetery, called El-Ckara'Jeh. Along the western side of the metropolis are several lakes and gardens and extensive mounds of rubbish.
Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.