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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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The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1

The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1

(p.93) Chapter XII. The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter gives a detailed account of the environs of Musr. Mount Moockut'tum, which overlooks both the town and citadel of Musr, is composed of a yellowish calcareous rock, abounding with testacious fossils. On the north of the metropolis are many gardens, and, in the season of the inundation, several lakes, in one of which (called Bir'ket er-Rut'lee) abundance of lotus-plants are seen in the month of September in blossom. The great Eastern Cemetery, in the sandy waste between the metropolis and the mountain, contains the tombs of many of the Memloo'k Soolta'ns. On the south of the metropolis is another great cemetery, called El-Ckara'Jeh. Along the western side of the metropolis are several lakes and gardens and extensive mounds of rubbish.

Keywords:   Musr, Mount Moockut'tum, Eastern Cemetery, metropolis, gardens

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