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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 up the Branch of Resheeʼd.

Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.

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(p.52) Chapter VI. Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.
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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/9789774245251.003.0007

This chapter describes the scenery around the river Nile. It discusses the names of Lower Egypt and of its principal provinces. It gives an overview of the customs of the peasants of the Bohhey'reh. It then describes the entrance of the Mahh'moo'dee'yeh. Furthermore, it discusses Foo'weh and its courtesans. It also talks about the old canal of Alexandria, the ancient canopic branch of the Nile, the remains of Sais, the canal of Sheybee'n el-Ko'm, the canal and town of Menoo'fTarra'neh, and the valley of the Natron-Lakes. It gives a detailed description of the first sight of the pyramids and the metropolis, and also discusses the point of the Delta. Finally, it talks about the author's arrival at Boo'la'ck.

Keywords:   Nile, Lower Egypt, provinces, Bohhey'reh, Mahh'moo'dee'yeh, Boo'la'ck

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