Amelia Edwards (1831–1892) was an English novelist, journalist and travel writer. In the winter of 1873–1874 she and her companion visited Egypt, travelling up the Nile from Cairo to Abu Simbel and back. Edwards became fascinated with ancient Egypt as a result of this visit, founding the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1882 and devoting the rest of her life to Egyptology and the protection of Egypt's ancient monuments. This volume, first published in 1876, contains Edwards' engaging description of her life-changing visit to Egypt. She vividly describes ancient sites and monuments which have since been damaged or destroyed, and provides sharp observations and descriptions of contemporary Egyptian society and culture. Her animated and witty stories of her experiences, combined with over sixty illustrations created during her journey, ensured the immense popularity of this volume, which remains a charming and fascinating description of nineteenth-century Egypt.
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- Date Published: September 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108020909
- length: 802 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 40 mm
- weight: 1.25kg
- contains: 80 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 2 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Cairo and the Great Pyramid
2. Cairo and the Mecca pilgrimage
3. Cairo to Bedreshayn
4. Sakkarah and Memphis
5. Bedreshayn to Minieh
6. Minieh to Siout
7. Siout to Denderah
8. Thebes and Karnak
9. Thebes to Assouan
10. Assouan and Elephantine
11. The Cataract and the desert
13. Philae to Korosko
14. Korosko to Aboo Simbel
15. Rameses the Great
16. Aboo Simbel
17. The Second Cataract
18. Discoveries at Aboo Simbel
19. Back through Nubia
20. Silsilis and Edfoo
22. Abydus and Cairo
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