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A Wayfarer in Egypt

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108081955

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  • The Egyptologist Annie Quibell, née Pirie (1862–1927), originally trained as an artist, but became a student of Sir Flinders Petrie, copying wall-paintings and inscriptions at his Saqqara excavations, where she met her husband, who was an inspector for the Egyptian Antiquities Service. Accompanying him and sharing in his work on site, she was keen to popularise the marvels of ancient Egyptian civilisation, recreating life-sized Egyptian rooms for a display at the St Louis World's Fair in 1904, and writing several works for the lay reader. This book, published in 1925, is intended to 'point out to other sojourners and travellers some things about Egypt, which, after long residence there, seem to me important'. As well as discussing the famous archaeological sites, Quibell describes Port Said (the entrance to the Suez Canal), and the Nile delta, the Coptic church and its long history, and an expedition into the desert.

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    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108081955
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.327kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Alexandria
    2. Port Said and the Delta
    3. The pyramids
    4. The Egyptian museum
    5. The Coptic church
    6. The citadel of Cairo
    7. Cairo: the monuments
    8. Cairo: the mediaeval town
    9. Sakkara
    10. Desert travel
    11. Cairo to Luxor: the villages
    12. Cairo to Luxor: the antiquities
    13. Luxor: the east bank
    14. Luxor: the west bank
    15. Luxor to Assuan
    16. Assuan to Abu Simbel
    Index.

  • Author

    Annie Abernethie Pirie Quibell

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