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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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1 From Musr to Benʼee Sooweyʼf.

1 From Musr to Benʼee Sooweyʼf.

(p.225) Chapter XVIII.1 From Musr to Benʼee Sooweyʼf.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

In this chapter, the author commences the account of his voyage from Musr to Thebes; a distance of a few miles by the course of the river. The description of Thebes occupies the greater portion of this chapter. It describes the village of Toor'a. The part of the eastern chain stretching towards Toor'a was anciently called Mons Troiens. This chapter describes the quarries of Mons Troicus. The principal of these quarries are behind the village of El-Ma'asar'ah. The Pyramids of El-Gee'zeh were also prominent objects in the scene; and those of Ab'oo Seer, Sack'cka'rah, and Dahshoo'r, were seen, beyond the palm groves, which cover a great part of the site of Memphis. This chapter describes the Pyramids of El Meta'niyeh and the Pyramid of Meydoo'm. It also describes the small town of Ben'ee Soowey'f. This is the port of the province of El-Feiyoo'm, the ancient Arsinoite or Crocodilopolite nome.

Keywords:   Musr, Thebes, Toor'a, Mons Troiens, El-Ma'asar'ah

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