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Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9789774245251
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617970160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0004
Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.

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This chapter gives an account of the communication between Alexandria and the Nile by means of the New Canal. It also describes the boats of the Nile, which are admirably constructed for the navigation of that river. It describes the commencement of the voyage along the canal. Furthermore, it describes an extraordinary phenomenon called, by the Arabs, Sera'b, and by Europeans, mirage. It talks about the author's arrival at the Nile and gives an account of the route from Alexandria along the sea-shore to Reshee'd (or Rosetta). It describes all the ancient sites over there. It briefly describes the Canopic branch of the Nile and the similarity between an ancient and modern custom.

Keywords: Alexandria; Nile; New Canal; Arabs; Sera'b; Mirage

Chapter.  2511 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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