In 1820, the English traveller Sir Frederick Henniker (1793–1825) set out for Egypt, which he would explore for nearly three years. He sailed up the Nile, calling it 'the least romantic, but most useful of rivers', stopping off at many places along the way. His adventures were varied: he was the first known person to climb to the apex of the Pyramid of Khafre at Giza, and he acquired a second-century coffin that is now in the British Museum. He claimed to have met Egypt's khedive, Muhammad Ali Pasha, with whom he discussed English horses and military campaigns. Heading next to Mount Sinai and Jerusalem, he was brutally attacked by bandits on the road to Jericho, leaving him injured and naked. He recovered and continued his journey through the Middle East and back to England, where he published this lively and often amusing account of his adventures in 1823.
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- Date Published: September 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108077187
- length: 362 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.46kg
- contains: 8 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Voyage from Malta
4. Voyage to Damietta
8. Cairo (cont.)
9. Cairo to Bedrousin
15. Of the Nubian
16. Descend to Philae
17. The oasis Boeris
18. The departure from the oasis
19. Arrival at Cairo
20. Departure from Cairo
21. Mount Sinai
22. Departure from Mount Sinai
24. Departure from Jerusalem
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