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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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Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.

Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.

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(p.20) Chapter III. Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.
Source:
Description of Egypt
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0004

This chapter gives an account of the communication between Alexandria and the Nile by means of the New Canal. It also describes the boats of the Nile, which are admirably constructed for the navigation of that river. It describes the commencement of the voyage along the canal. Furthermore, it describes an extraordinary phenomenon called, by the Arabs, Sera'b, and by Europeans, mirage. It talks about the author's arrival at the Nile and gives an account of the route from Alexandria along the sea-shore to Reshee'd (or Rosetta). It describes all the ancient sites over there. It briefly describes the Canopic branch of the Nile and the similarity between an ancient and modern custom.

Keywords:   Alexandria, Nile, New Canal, Arabs, Sera'b, Mirage

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