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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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Gebʼel es-Silʼsilʼeh—Koʼm Oomʼboo, &c., to Aswaʼn.

Gebʼel es-Silʼsilʼeh—Koʼm Oomʼboo, &c., to Aswaʼn.

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(p.409) Chapter XXIX. Gebʼel es-Silʼsilʼeh—Koʼm Oomʼboo, &c., to Aswaʼn.
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Description of Egypt
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0030

On the eastern side of the Nile, a little above Ad ‘foo, is the village of Er-Redesee'yeh; where is a settlement of ‘Aba'b'deh Arabs. At the distance of about 23 miles above Ad'foo, the Nile is hemmed within a narrow channel by the low, sandstone mountains on each side. This part of the mountains is called Geb'el es-Sil'sil'eh. A mass of rock, to which this mountain chain is attached, on the western side of the river, is called Hhag'ar es-Sil'sil'eh. At the distance of about eleven miles, is a large, fertile island, called El-Mun'soo'ree'yeh; opposite which, in the eastern side of the Nile, is Ko'm Oom'boo, the site of the ancient city of Ombos. A little above Ko'm Oom'boo, and on the same side of the Nile, is Dera ‘weh, the principal abode of the ‘Aba'b'deh Arabs who have settled near the river.

Keywords:   Ad ‘foo, Er-Redesee'yeh, ‘Aba'b'deh Arabs, Geb'el es-Sil'sil'eh, Hhag'ar es-Sil'sil'eh

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