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Resheeʼd, or Rosetta.

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/9789774245251.003.0006
Resheeʼd, or Rosetta.

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This chapter gives a striking account of the town of Reshee'd and its gardens. It also gives an overview of the mosque and tomb of Ab'oo Mundoo'r. The tombs of sheykhs are objects that frequently meet the eye of the traveller in Egypt. They are mostly in the immediate vicinity of villages; but some are at a distance from any habitation. There are also many buildings of the same kind which are mere cenotaphs, dedicated, each, to a particular saint. The hill behind the mosque of Ab'oo Mundoo'r is covered with drifted sand, intermixed with bricks, and broken pottery. It evidently marks an ancient site; supposed to be that of Bolbitine which gave its name to the branch of the Nile that flows before it. This chapter describes this site of Bolbitine and the Bolbitic branch of the Nile.

Keywords: Reshee'd; Mosque; tomb; Ab'oo Mundoo'r; sheykhs; Bolbitine

Chapter.  2136 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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