Up the Nile from Cairo

Deborah Manley

in Women Travelers in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9789774164859
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971273 | DOI:
Up the Nile from Cairo

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Part of the experience for these early women travelers visiting Egypt was to sail up the Nile. This meant choosing a dahabeeyah, meeting other travelers, witnessing the picturesque countryside, the fauna, the life of the peasants and their farming methods, the local customs, the banks of the Nile and its inundation of the land, Luxor, Assiut

Keywords: Edwards; Poole; Romer; Whately; North; Lushington; Chennells; Martineau; Lorimer

Chapter.  8152 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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