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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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Ordinary circumstances of the Voyage up the Nile.†

Ordinary circumstances of the Voyage up the Nile.†

(p.215) Chapter XVII. Ordinary circumstances of the Voyage up the Nile.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter discusses the ordinary circumstances of the voyage of the author up the Nile. The author hired a moderate-sized boat called a ckan'geh (or ckan'jeh). It was navigated by seven men, who had to find their provisions at their own cost; and the Reilyis (or captain) was bound by a written agreement. The author had with him two servants; a Nubian and an Egyptian: the latter was his cook. When the wind failed (which was seldom the case, and it was more seldom adverse) his crew were always ready to tow the boat; four or five of them at a time performing this arduous work, and each successively coming on board again to rest, while another took his place; the Rei'yis being always at the helm, sitting on the roof of the cabin.

Keywords:   Nile, ckan'geh, Reilyis, Nubian, Egyptian

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