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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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(p.230) Chapter XIX. El-Feiyooʼm.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter describes the author's journey from Ben'ee Soowey'f to the province of El-Feiyoo'm. It describes the Pyramid of El-La'hoo'n. The deep and wide canal described here is doubtless a part of the ancient channel through which the water of the Nile flowed into the great lake now called Bir'ket el-Ckurn. It is impossible to reconcile the various statements of ancient authors respecting the position and extent of the Lake of Moeris. This chapter then describes the Pyramid of Hawa'rah, and gives remarks on the labyrinth. It also talks about Medee'net El-Feiyoo'm, which is believed, by the Egyptians, to have been founded by Yoo'soof the Just (the patriarch Joseph, the son of Jacob). Furthermore, this chapter discusses the route to the great lake Bir'ket el-Ckurn. It then gives an overview of the author's voyage on the Bir'ket el-Ckurn and the route from the lake to Beyah'rnoo-Rerurn to the Nile.

Keywords:   Ben'ee Soowey'f, El-Feiyoo'm, El-La'hoo'n, Bir'ket el-Ckurn, Lake of Moeris

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