The Travels and Adventures of Edward Brown, Esq; Formerly a Merchant in London [By J. Campbell.].

The Travels and Adventures of Edward Brown, Esq; Formerly a Merchant in London [By J. Campbell.].

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1739 edition. Excerpt: ... Saracens, who here, as well as at Cairo, heated their Ovens and their Bagnio's with Heaps of invaluable Manuscripts. In the Wars, which almost continually vexed Egypt, after it fell under the Dominion of these new Masters, Alexandria suffered not a little; and at length one of the Successors of Snladin, as the Europeans call him, enclosed a Part of the City with Walls, which are yet standing, well fortisied with Towers, after having demolish'd every Thing without them, as well to prevent any Rebels from fortifying themselves amongst them, as Jo surnish himself with Materials for the Works carried on by his Command. I Know very well that many Travellers have reported, that the Walls now standing are those built by AUxander; but they are really what I say, as appears not only.only from the Arabian Historians, but from the Walk themselves, which are plainly composed in great Measure of the Fragments of an ancient Building, and have in many Places Arabick Inscriptions, all of a Date inserior to that assigned for their Erection. Under the MamaMes it is said, that the ancient Alexandria or rather the magnisicent Ruins of it, sussered new Outrages. These People, greedy of Money, and having strong Suspicions that the Obelisks they saw covered with Hieroglyphics were erected for no other Purpose than by their Talismannick Virtue, to preserve the Treasures buried under them, broke and threw them down whereever they could, and desaced all the Statues they met with, if they had the least Suspicion that they were hollow. The Turks since they became Masters, have acted upon the same wise Plan, and it is hard to say whether they have been more industrious in destroying the noble Monuments of Antiquity, or careless in erecting publick Works themselves. The true...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661660X
  • 9781236616609