Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land

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Great 19th-century travel classic by discoverer of Mayan ruins. Recounts author's year-long journey through the Middle East, with detailed observations of the Pyramids, temple of Karnak, red-rock city of Petra, along with charming accounts of a Turkish bath, a night in a tomb, Arab hospitality, more. 38 illustrations, 3 maps.
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Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land

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Great 19th-century travel classic by discoverer of Mayan ruins. Recounts author's year-long journey through the Middle East, with detailed observations of the Pyramids, temple of Karnak, red-rock city of Petra, along with charming accounts of a Turkish bath, a night in a tomb, Arab hospitality, more. 38 illustrations, 3 maps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486291550
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Series: Dover Books on Travel, Adventure Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Alexandria-Pompey's Pillar-The Catacombs-The Warwick Vase -The Pasha's Canal-Boats of the Nile
CHAPTER II From Alexandria to Cairo--Experience versus Travelers' Tales-. An Unintended Bath-Iron Rule of the Pasha-Entrance into Cairo--A Chat with a Pasha
The Slave Market at Cairo--Tomb of the Pasha-The Pyramid of Cheops-Oppressive Attentions of the Arabs-The Sphinx
Journey up the Nile-An Arab Burial-Pilgrims to Mecca-Trials of Patience-A Hurricane on the Nile-A Turkish Bath
Small Favors Thankfully Received-Slavery in Egypt-How to Catch a Crocodile-An Elaborate Joke-Imaginary Perils-Arabs Not so Bad as They Might Be
The Temple of Dendera-Practice against Theory-Regulating the Sun-The French at Thebes-The Curse of Pharaoh-An Egyp­tian Tournament-Preparations for Dinner-An English Travel­ing Lady
The Rock of the Chain-Ravages of the Plague-Deserted Quarries -A Youthful Navigator-A Recollection of Sam Patch-Ancient Inscriptions-A Perplexed Majordomo-A Dinner without Paral­lel-An Awkward Discovery
Ascent of the Cataracts-A Nautical Patriarch-Political Improve­ment-A Nubian Damsel's Wardrobe-A Test of Friendship-­East and West-Moonlight on the Nile-Uses of a Temple
Thebes, Its Temples and Great Ruins-The Obelisk of Luxor, now of Paris-An Avenue of Sphinxes-Karnak-The Mummy-Pits-The Tombs of the Kings-The Memnonium
The Arabs and the Pasha-March into the Desert-Arab Christians -A Cold Reception-Arab Punctuality-A Night in a Convent­An Arab Christian Priest-Speculative Theology-A Journey Ended before Commenced 115
A Traveling Artist and Antiquary-An Egyptian Sugar-House­Grecian Architecture-A Melancholy Greeting-Tyranny of the Pasha-Amateurs of Physic-Memphis-Adventure with a Wild Boar-Perils of a Pyramid-The Catacombs of Birds-Amor Patriae-Voyaging on the Nile
A Good Word for the Arabs-A Prophecy Fulfilled-Ruins of a Lost City-A Sheik of the Bedouins-Interviews and Negotiations-A Hejaz, or Pilgrimage to Mecca-Mohammedan Heaven for Wives -A French Sheik-The Bastinado-Departure for the Desert
The Caravan-Arab Political Economy-A Projected Railroad­The Sirocco-Suez-A Traveled Englishman-The Red Sea­Embarcation of Pilgrims-A IVIisadventure-Scriptural Localities -The Bitter Fountain
The Aspect of the Mountains-Arab Graves-The Pasha and the Bedouins-The Value of Water-Perplexing Inscriptions­Habits of the Arabs-Ethics of the Desert-Breach of the Mar­riage Vow-Arrival at the Convent-An Excess of Welcome-­Greece and America-Amor Patriae
Ascent of Sinai-A Miracle-The Grotto of Elias-A Monkish Legend-The Pinnacle of Sinai-Anchorites-Mohammed and His Camel-An Argument-Legend of St. Catharine--The Rock of the Tables-The Stone Struck by Moses-Description of the Convent-Habits and Character of Its Inmates
Diet of the Monks-Advantages of Abstinence--Scruples Over­come-A Mysterious Brother-The Convent Burial-Place-­Strange Charnel-Houses-Death in a Mask-Familiarity Breeds Contempt-A Man of Two Centuries-Doubts and Fears-Part­ing Gifts-The Farewell--The Caravan-A Sudden Change of Purpose--Perils of a Storm­Comfortless Repentance-Solitude--A Woman and a Chase-A Patriarchal Feast-Condition of the Arab Women-Hospitality-No Refusing a Good Offer-A Dilemma
Evening Amusements-A Trial of the Feelings-A Disappointment -A Santon of the Desert-An Arab Fisherman-Turkish Cos­tume--A Potent Official-A Comfortless Sick-Room-A Visit from the Sheik-Interested Friendship-Aqaba-The El Alouins -Questionable Piety
Prophecy and Fulfillment-Unpleasant Suggestions-The De­nounced Land-Management-A Rencounter-An Arab's Cun­ning-The Camel's Hump-Adventure with a Lamb-Mount Hor -Delicate Negotiations-Approach to Petra
Petra-Arrival-Entrance to the City-The Temple of Petra-A Record-The Theatre-Tombs of Petra-Arab Simplicity-De­parture from Petra-A Night in a Tomb-Dangers of the Route
A Bold Endeavor-Unexpected Obstacles-Disadvantage of a Dress-The Dead Sea-A New Project-The Tomb of Aaron­An Alarm-Descent of the Mountain-An Awkward Meeting­Poetic License-AlI's Well that Ends Well-Unexpected Dignities -Arab Notions of Travel
Valley of El Ghor-Prophecies against Edom-The Sheik's Treach­ery-An Explosion-Personnel of the Arabs-Amusing Retro­spect-Money Troubles-Aspect of the Valley-Death of a Camel -The Desert Horses-Native Salt--The Road to Gaza-Unknown Ruins-A Misadventure-Pastoral Bedouins-A Flower of the Wilderness-The Ravages of War-Testimony of an Eyewitness 
Approach to Hebron-A Sick Governor-A Prescription at Random -Hospitality of the Jews-Finale with the Bedouins-A Storm-A Calm after the Storm-Venality of the Arabs-Hebron-A Coptic Christian-Story of the Rabbi-Professional Employment
An Arnaout-The Pools of Solomon-Bethlehem-The Empress Helena-A Clerical Exquisite-Miraculous Localities-A Boon Companion-The Soldier's Sleep-The Birthplace of Christ-Worship in the Grotto-Moslem Fidelity
The Tomb of Rachel-First View of Jerusalem-Falling among Thieves-Potent Sway of the Pasha-A Turkish Dignitary-A Missionary-Easter in Jerusalem-A Little Congregation
Church of the Holy Sepulchre-An Unexpected Discovery-Mount Calvary-The Sepulchre-The Valley of Jehoshaphat-The Gar­den of Gethsemane-Place of the Temple-The Four Great Tombs-Siloa's Brook
The Field of Blood-A Traveler's Compliment-Singular Ceremony -A Ragged Rascal-Ostentatious Humility-Pride Must Have a Fall-An Ancient Relic-Summary Legislation
Desert of St. John-A Midnight Procession-Road to Jericho-A Community of Women-A Navigator of the Dead Sea-A Dance by Moonlight-A Rude Lodging
The River Jordan-The Dead Sea-Force of Example-Buoyancy of the Dead Sea-A Perilous Ascent-A Navigator of the Dead Sea-Story of the Voyage-The Convent of Santa Saba
Convent of Santa Saba-A Strange Picture-Celebration of Good Friday-Palm Sunday-A Struggle for Life-The Grave of a Friend-A Convert-Burial of a Missionary
Pilgrimage to the Jordan-Pilgrim's Certificate-The Tomb of Samuel-Departure from Judea-Mounts Gerizim and Ebal-An Antique Manuscript-Paas in Samaria
Sebaste-Ruins of the Palace of Herod-Mount Tabor-Nazareth­Scriptural Localities-Tiberias-An English Sportsman-Beth­saida and Chorazin-Capernaum-Zaffad-Arrival at Acre
A Ride on Donkeyback-Caipha-Adventure with a Consul­Mount Carmel-The Plain of Jezreel-Convent of Mount Carmel -Kindness of the Monks-Curiosity Gratified
St. Jean d'Acre-Extortions of the Pasha-Tyre-Questionable Company-Lady Esther Stanhope-Departure from the Holy Land-Conclusion
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