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Other place names at latitude 24.0166667 / longitude 32.8666667
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HydrographicAswan Cataract; Ash Shallal al Awwal; First Cataract; Shallal

The Nilometer (measure of inundations), IsLand of Elephantine, first cataract, Egypt. (86)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Children standing on nilometer; boat in background
Wonderfully preserved temple of Edfu, The, seen (N.) from top of first pylon--Egypt. (82)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
View of the temple of Edfu
The First pylon of Ramses III's great mortuary temple at Medinet Habu. (view N.), Thebes, Egypt. (77)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Pylon on temple
Niney-two foot obelisk still lying in the Assuan granite quarry at the first cataract, Egypt. (87)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Man stands on a fallen obelisk in the ground
Second cataract of the Nile from the S.W., the first obstruction to navigation for 1000 miles--Egypt. (98)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Man at the second cataract of the Nile
The Great Assuan Dam, N.W. from the first pylon of the Philae Temple--Egypt. (91)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Two men on top of pylon; two men below on rock; boat in river
Magnificent desolation--the deserted temple of Luxor, S.W. from top of the first pylon, Egypt (48)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
View of the temple of Luxor
Great court of the Karnak temple seen (S.E.) from the top of the first pylon, Thebes, Egypt. (56)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Ruins of temple
The Sphinx Between the First and Second Pyramids. From a Photograph Taken by the Author about 6 a.m., After Sleeping at the Foot of the Sphinx.
Creator: Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947     Date: 1911
The Great Sphinx with two pyramids behind. Black-and-white photograph.
The Death of the First-born
Creator: unknown     Date: 1878
Stylized depiction of a young boy being killed.
Hypostyle Hall, Karnak
Creator: unknown     Date: 1890
Hallway of large pillars, with the first leaning heavily to...
Ground plan of the Tomb of Seti I. B.C. 1366. And Section of the Tomb of Seti I.
Creator: unknown     Date: 1902
Two images: The first is a birds-eye view depiction of the Tomb of Seti I, while the second...
Head-dresses of Kings
Creator: unknown     Date: 1890
Two quite different headdresses, the first with a level row of 5 rings across the top of...
Priest Preparing Mummy for Burial. [and] Resurrection of the Body.
Creator: unknown     Date: 1884
Two images: The first shows three men working on a body and preparing it for burial. They...
Egypt through the stereoscope : a journey through the land of the Pharaohs [Electronic Version]
Creator: Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935     Date: 1908
Contents: INTRODUCTION -- THE STORY OF EGYPT -- CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE -- MAPS AND PLANS
of men and the first attempt at a pyramid, Sakkarah..., the deserted temple of Luxor, S. W. from top of the first pylon... (S. E.) from the top of the first pylon, Thebes... The first
Leading Nineteenth Century Publishers of Travel Guidebooks to Egypt
Creator: Lisa Spiro     Date: 2007-11-14T21:06:45Z
Part of the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA), this module describes the history of...
that produced the first modern travel guides (Thompson 167). In 1836, John Murray, son of the publisher of Byron, brought out his first travel book, A Hand Book...’s first handbook that included Egypt was Handbook to the East (1840). In 1847... for a vibrant tourism industry in Egypt, first by investing in improving
Identifying Historical Figures: Putting Names to the Caricatures in "The Egyptian Red Book"
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-09-24T00:13:18Z
Identifying Historical Figures: Putting Names to the Caricatures in "The Egyptian Red Book" ...
the characters is one of the first steps toward understanding the meaning... for a brief tutorial. The first work to arrive takes about a week and comes from... of the Gladstone Government (Wm. Blackwood Sons) The first page proves that our... the Oxford University Press, "the first point of reference for anyone interested
How Does "Oriental Cairo" Compare With Similar Works?
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-10-13T10:48:38Z
"How Does "Oriental Cairo" Compare With Similar Works?" examines how to view a work in relation to...
is not the first or last person to write about the city of Cairo. One way... the structure of the heading: first the region that the work focuses on is listed... expect that the first heading, with its narrower focus on Cairo rather... Cairo in the first quarter of the twentieth century differ from one
Researching Biography: Who is Douglas Sladen?
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-10-11T10:45:37Z
"Researching Biography" explores strategies and resources for studying a person's life history,...
by the author himself. But first we should make sure we know exactly who we... by the full version of WorldCat available through OCLC's First Search..., and was first to hold the chair of History in University of Sydney, N.S.W.; has... the name into the text box last name first with no commas, as you see below
A Thousand Miles Up The Nile [Electronic Version]
Creator: Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford, 1831-1892     Date: 1890
Contents: CHAPTER I. CAIRO AND THE GREAT PYRAMID. -- CHAPTER II. CAIRO AND THE MECCA PILGRIMAGE --...
FIRST... TO THE FIRST EDITION... weeks. We also saw the wrecks of three steamers between Cairo and the First... drawings made at first-hand upon the wood, but from water-colour
Cook's tourists' handbook for Egypt, the Nile, and the Desert [Electronic Version]
Creator: Thomas Cook Ltd. [Corporate author]     Date: 1897
Contents: PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS. -- EGYPT. -- ALEXANDRIA. -- RAMLEH -- ALEXANDRIA TO...
Tours to the First and Second Cataracts, 13; Steamboats and Dahabeahs... Cairo to the First Cataract on the Nile... First to Second Cataract on the Nile... TO THE FIRST CATARACT
The city of the caliphs; a popular study of Cairo and its environs and the Nile and its antiquities [Electronic Version]
Creator: Reynolds-Ball, Eustace A. b. 1857? (Eustace Alfred)     Date: 1898
Contents: THE CITY OF THE CALIPHS. INTRODUCTION. -- CHAPTER I. EGYPT UNDER THE PHARAOHS. --...
. FROM THE FIRST TO THE SECOND CATARACT..., — first as the capital of the Caliphs, and next as the chief... the distinction, Menes and the kings of the first dynasty are designated as the first earthly kings of Egypt. As to the origin
Searching Online Catalogs: WebCat
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-04-29T14:26:01Z
This module offers a brief introduction to online catalogs--specifically WebCat, the online catalog...
Searches First, let’s take a quick look at what WebCat looks for when you begin... at the entry above and notice that how the author’s name is listed: last name first, followed by a comma, and then any titles your author may hold, first name... just make a note of how they are presented--regions first, followed by type
Life of Edward William Lane [Electronic Version]
Creator: Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931     Date: 1877
Contents: PREFACE. -- 1801—1876. -- EDWARD WILLIAM LANE. 1801—1825. ---1825—1828. THE FIRST...
first visit to the East; certain note-books kept by him during his first...—1828. THE FIRST... mother was Sophia Gardiner, a niece of Gainsborough the Painter. At first his... days' experience of university life as it was in the first
An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians. Volume 2. [Electronic Version]
Creator: Lane, E. W. (Edward William), 1801-1876     Date: 1836
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern...
of the first three month of the Mohhammadan Year... for the first ten days; and fires are lighted only in the ovens... of the eggs first put in are hatched; but most, on the twenty-first day; that is, after the same period as is required
Finding What You are Looking For in the British Parliamentary Papers
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-10-31T03:37:19Z
In this module we will show how to use the British Parliamentary Papers to conduct historical...
(other research libraries have similar resources). First, we will perform a very... the first to view a full entry. Here we find a Command Paper... visit our Microform module. Otherwise, let's begin with our first document
A ride in Egypt, from Sioot to Luxor in 1879: with notes on the present state and ancient history of the Nile Valley, and some account of the various ways of making the voyage out and home. [Electronic Version]
Creator: Loftie, W. J. 1839-1911. (William John)     Date: 1886
Contents: CHAPTER I. ON THE VOYAGE. -- CHAPTER II. THE PROPHET ON THE PLATFORM. -- CHAPTER III....
that the hesitation naturally felt at first thought is much diminished... when my book first began to take shape, to call it “Egypt...—The Arabs—The Copts—Our First Camping Place... in November, 1876, I commenced my first journey to Egypt
Diary of A Tour in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and The Holy Land [Volume 2] [Electronic Version]
Creator: Damer, Mary Georgiana Emma Seymour Dawson, d. 1848     Date: 1841
Diary of A Tour in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and The Holy...
of water—Donkey chairs—First view of Cairo—Impressions on entering...—Nile boats—First view of the Nile— Garden... the shepherds first heard “the tidings of great joy.” There was everything... House of Bread, was said to have been given first
To-day on the Nile [Electronic Version]
Creator: Dunning, Harry Westbrook, 1871-     Date: 1905
Contents: CHAPTER I CAIRO AND THE PYRAMIDS -- CHAPTER II MEMPHIS AND SAQQARA -- CHAPTER III A...
, BY JAMES POTT & CO. FIRST IMPRESSIONS, NOVEMBER, 1905.... But when he first sets foot on her shores, or rather even when his thoughts first turn thither, he feels that Egypt..., but the combined account of six. On a first trip the traveler
Getting the Whole Story From "The Egyptian Red Book": General Charles Gordon in Khartoum
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-09-25T18:33:56Z
In this module, we unravel the story contained in "The Egyptian Red Book," which uses cartoons and...
not first-hand witnesses to events, but which describe and analyze events...: Examine the original source. Our first step will be to gather enough... the Red Book Our first cartoon, entitled "The Egyptian Puzzle," makes a bold...." If the first cartoon in our work represents the Liberal government as "too late
Egypt: descriptive, historical, and picturesque [Electronic Version] ; Aegypten in Bild und Wort
Creator: Bell, Clara, 1834-1927 (Translator)     Date: 1887
Contents: INTRODUCTION. -- ANCIENT ALEXANDRIA. -- MODERN ALEXANDRIA. -- THROUGH THE DELTA. -- ...
? But the Holy Scriptures, which first familiarise us... with objects and ideas whose first home was the land...). Dionysiac Festivals (12). Its Magnificence under the first Ptolemies; PTOLEMY SOTER...). First Century; its favourable position as a Cradle
Egypt, handbook for travellers: part second, upper Egypt, with Nubia as far as the second cataract and the western oases [Electronic Version]
Creator: Baedeker, Karl     Date: 1892
Egypt, handbook for travellers : part second, upper...
Handbook for Egypt, the first part of which has reached a second... of Prof. Eisenlohr. The practical introduction to the first volume... the necessity of too frequent references to the first volume, also.... The First Main Pylon
Five Months at Cairo and in Lower Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Charmes, Gabriel     Date: 1883
Five Months at Cairo and in Lower Egypt. [Electronic...
First Published 359 p... BY THE AUTHOR, NOW FIRST PUBLISHED... divided into two periods. The first three days are delightful: the steamer...-hardened old men are the only ones who have resisted this first attack where
Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Kelly, Robert Talbot, 1861-1934     Date: 1910
Contents: CHAPTER I ITS ANTIQUITY -- CHAPTER II THE LAND -- CHAPTER III CAIRO—I -- CHAPTER...
THE FIRST... before Egbert was crowned first King of England, continues... beautiful art they created, first in Egypt... a remedy, however, and the river which first formed
Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia [Electronic Version]
Creator: Prime, William Cowper, 1825-1905     Date: 1874
Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia [Electronic Edition] ...
Aboard—First Night...— First Impressions.... The First Cataract...—ENTRANCE—FIRST CHAMBER—PERILOUS ADVANCE—NARROW PLACE—TIIE CROCODILE MUMMIES—COMING
A Confederate Soldier in Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886     Date: 1884
A Confederate Soldier in Egypt [Electronic Edition] ...
.—The traveller's first impressions, 5.—Mariette Bey... for the good of Egypt, 175.—First beginnings... Pacha as first known by the writer... characteristics of the man, 194. —Causes that first placed him
Compiling a Bibliography: What else has Douglas Sladen written?
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-10-12T10:14:26Z
"Compiling Bibliography" explores strategies and resources for compiling a bibliography of an...
only be first and last name--but it will enable us to differentiate him from... Let's look at the computer sources first. Just select the appropriately... Archive The first two articles were written by Douglas Sladen himself, while
The British Parliament and its Papers
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-10-31T03:25:31Z
This module introduces the British Parliament and discusses how its papers can be a valuable...
examination of the etymology of the word Parliament. The first English... record of things actually said in Parliament, verbatim and in the first person. Until... are: first reading; second reading; committee stage; report stage; third reading
Egypt: Ancient Sites and Modern Scenes [Electronic Version]
Creator: Maspero, Gaston     Date: 1910
Egypt: Ancient Sites and Modern Scenes [Electronic...
of my first sojourn in Egypt, a steamboat, the Menchieh, was put at my disposal.... An error is easily corrected when it first arises... equally great, and at first I was astonished to see verdure... attention on the Arabian one. On my first visit it remained
As seen by me [Electronic Version]
Creator: Bell, Lilian, 1867-1929     Date: 1900
As Seen By Me [Electronic Edition] ...
. FIRST... FIRST LETTER—ON THE WAY... taken solid comfort out of the first real chance you... for the first time and leaving everybody she loved at home? Bee
A handbook for travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: John Murray (Firm)     Date: 1888
Contents: PART I. SECTION I. GENERAL INFORMATION. -- SECTION II. ALEXANDRIA AND THE WEST OF THE...
the Handbook remained the same as when it was first published... by the complete account now given for the first time of the Mosques, Tombs
Three Years in The Libyan Desert [Electronic Version] ; Drei Jahre in der Libyschen Wüste
Creator: Lee, Elizabeth (Translator)     Date: 1913
Three Years in The Libyan Desert [Electronic Edition] ...
First... first published, 1913 (All rights... Muftah loses the way—The first tents..., and for the first time to investigate a district in which there is every
The Nile : notes for travellers in Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Budge, E. A. Wallis Sir, 1857-1934. (Ernest Alfred Wallis)     Date: 1902
The Nile : notes for travellers in Egypt [Electronic...
. First Steps in Egyptian. Demy 8vo. 9s. net... The First... the First
Conducting Research Using Microfiche, Microfilm and Microcard
Creator: David Getman Paula Sanders     Date: 2006-10-31T03:53:02Z
This module is an introduction to using microfilm resources for research.
First, there are some specifics you will need from the entry for the work you... will begin with microfiche, first locating our document and then the use
Catalogue of the National museum of Arab art [Electronic Version]
Creator: Herz, Max, 1856-1919     Date: 1896
Catalogue of the National museum of Arab art...
For first Quality..., first Sir Colin Scott Moncrieff, and now Mr. W. E. Garstin... to fall into some disorder. My first care was to revise the inventory and re
Egypt: handbook for travellers [Electronic Version]
Creator: Baedeker, Karl     Date: 1898
Egypt : handbook for travellers [Electronic Edition] ...
. and First Floor, p. 87; TEMPLE OF AMMON AT KARNAK, p. 239... particulars in small type. A first visit to the Temple of Dendera, for example.... The materials for the first edition of the volume on Lower Egypt
Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus, three chief cities of the Egyptian sultans [Electronic Version]
Creator: Margoliouth, D. S. (David Samuel), 1858-1940     Date: 1907
Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus, three chief cities of...
. The First Mamluke... the first sovereign to the first place were rarely, if ever... that remained of the capital of the first Moslem conqueror... the first independent Moslem dynasty both in fact and in name
An account of the manners and customs of the modern egyptians. Written in Egypt during the years 1833—1835. [Electronic Version]
Creator: Lane, E. W. (Edward William), 1801-1876     Date: 1890
An Account of The Manners and Customs of The Modern...
fourth Duke of Northumberland) munificence that first enabled... first visit to this country did not, however, suffice..., and in the first two pages (in the 8vo. edition) of the section... employed, since the publication of the first edition
Oriental Cairo : the city of the "Arabian nights" [Electronic Version]
Creator: Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947     Date: 1911
Contents: PART I THE CITY OF “THE ARABIAN NIGHTS" -- CHAPTER I The Old-World Oriental Life of...
BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND PYRAMIDS. FROM
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