Diary of a Tour a Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and the Holy Land Volume 2

Diary of a Tour a Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and the Holy Land Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...are at least thirty monuments in them, dedicated to his brothers, nieces, and grandchildren. On our return we made a circuit by the citadel, to see the beautiful effect of the setting sun sinking behind the Pyramids.. JANUARY 4TH.--We were invited by Dr. Abbott, to visit the library he is endeavouring A MUMMY. 167 to establish at Cairo, and take the chance of finding an interesting mummy. Among the several mummy-cases he proposed opening, he chose the most promising, but it was by no means an interesting subject, as no ornaments were found underneath the cerecloth by which it was enveloped; the hands and feet were gilt, and by the smallness of their proportions it was supposed to be the mummy of a lady of fashion. The process of the examination I did not think agreeable. One felt the hardship attending the fair Egyptian's fate, that after having for three thousand years secured her incognita, all these precautions should have been destroyed by our idle, unscientific curiosity. Dr. Abbott joined our dinner party, and proved a very agreeable convive. Our viceconsul was living in the country, the gentleman for whom Sir G. Wilkinson had given us a letter of introduction was absent, and Colonel Vyse and Signor Caviglia had also 168 PETRIFIED FOREST. flitted, so that we had been obliged to let our lionizing entirely depend upon our books of travels, and frequently on our donkeyboys. We greatly felt the absence of a point d'appui, having hitherto been particularly indulged by friendly Ciceronisme. Father and daughter undertook a long ride towards the Suez desert, to see the beginning of the Petrified Forest, about which so little is heard, though an object of great interest. One piece of the timber (if. it may be so called) consisted...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923359
  • 9781236923356