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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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Taʼfeh and Ckalaʼbʼsheh.

Taʼfeh and Ckalaʼbʼsheh.

(p.467) Chapter XXXIV. Taʼfeh and Ckalaʼbʼsheh.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

Above Wa'dee Ckurda'seh the valley widens, for a space of about three miles; and the tract of cultivable land on each side of the river is not so narrow. In this comparatively open district, on the west side of the river, are situated two temples and numerous other monuments of the town of Taphis. This chapter describes various monuments of the town of Ta'feh (the ancient Taphis). The mountains of granite which confine and contract the bed of the Nile immediately above Ta'feh have a bold and picturesque appearance. Proceeding a little way up this narrow strait, the stream is obstructed yet more by numerous rocky islands, which are also of granite. These, when the river is low, form rapids, which are termed the Shila'l of Ckala'b'sheh. Furthermore, this chapter discusses the principal village of Ckala'b'sheh, which, though one of the least ancient class, is a very fine structure.

Keywords:   Wa'dee Ckurda'she, Taphis, mountains, rocky islands, Shila'l of Ckala'b'sheh

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