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Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079259

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About the Authors
  • The American writer and diplomat John Lloyd Stephens (1805–52) was effectively the founder of Mesoamerican archaeology, through his rediscovery of the Mayan civilization (his two-volume Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan is also reissued in this series). But before that, having qualified and practised as a lawyer in New York, he went on a two-year journey through Egypt and the Near East, publishing an account of his experiences in 1837 (under the name of George Stephens): this reissue is of the expanded 1838 edition. The work was extremely popular, possibly because, as he states in the preface, Stephens writes 'without perplexing himself with any deep speculations upon the rise and fall of empires', nor does he give much archaeological detail. Volume 2 sees Stephens heading towards Aqaba, whence he moves northward, visiting Petra, Gaza, Hebron, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea before returning to the coast at Tyre and sailing back to Alexandria.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079259
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The caravan
    2. Evening amusements
    3. Prophecy and fulfilment
    4. Petra
    5. A bold endeavour
    6. Valley of El Ghor
    7. The road to Gaza
    8. Approach to Hebron
    9. An Arnaout
    10. The tomb of Rachel
    11. Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    12. The field of blood
    13. The synagogue
    14. Desert of St John
    15. The River Jordan
    16. Convent of Santa Saba
    17. Pilgrimage to the Jordan
    18. Sebaste
    19. A ride on donkey-back
    20. St Jean d'Acre

  • Author

    John Lloyd Stephens

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