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A Second Voyage to Nubia

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789774162879
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970214 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0012
A Second Voyage to Nubia

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After the equinox but not until June 23 1827, Hay and Lane, and presumably Kalitza, set sail for Upper Egypt and Nubia. Two day's sailing brought them to Beni Soueif at midmorning, where they left the boat to make an excursion into the Fayyum, the large, intensely fertile area to the west of the Nile. Passing through a break in the western valley escarpment, it then flows down into the Fayyum, one of several large depressions that dot the Western Desert of Egypt. At the other end of the passage through the hills, Lane made a much more careful examination of the Pyramid of Hawara. It had once been cased with limestone and had likewise slumped into ruin when the casing stone was stripped, exposing its mud brick core, yet retaining an impressive appearance.

Keywords: Upper Egypt; Nubia; Beni Soueif; Fayyum; Western Desert; Pyramid of Hawara

Chapter.  11613 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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