Chapter

Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.

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/9789774245251.003.0007
Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.

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This chapter describes the scenery around the river Nile. It discusses the names of Lower Egypt and of its principal provinces. It gives an overview of the customs of the peasants of the Bohhey'reh. It then describes the entrance of the Mahh'moo'dee'yeh. Furthermore, it discusses Foo'weh and its courtesans. It also talks about the old canal of Alexandria, the ancient canopic branch of the Nile, the remains of Sais, the canal of Sheybee'n el-Ko'm, the canal and town of Menoo'fTarra'neh, and the valley of the Natron-Lakes. It gives a detailed description of the first sight of the pyramids and the metropolis, and also discusses the point of the Delta. Finally, it talks about the author's arrival at Boo'la'ck.

Keywords: Nile; Lower Egypt; provinces; Bohhey'reh; Mahh'moo'dee'yeh; Boo'la'ck

Chapter.  3800 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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