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Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001

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1 The Harbours and City of Alexandria.

1 The Harbours and City of Alexandria.

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(p.3) Chapter I. 1 The Harbours and City of Alexandria.
Source:
Description of Egypt
Author(s):

Jason Thompson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0002

This chapter gives an account of the general appearance of the coast of Egypt and distant view of Alexandria. It also talks about the old harbour. To add to these descriptions, it inserts a small plan of the site and environs of Alexandria. It also describes in detail what the author saw on the day of his arrival. It then gives a brief, general account of the town. It gives a description of a crowded street and throws light on the fatal quarrel in a coffee-house in the town. Furthermore, it talks about the quarter of the Europeans. It then describes the new harbour and the Pharos. Finally, it gives a general account of the town.

Keywords:   Egypt, Alexandria, old harbour, Alexandria, Pharos

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