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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
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...
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...
cataract and the western oases [Electronic Edition...: UPPER EGYPT, WITH NUBIA AS FAR AS THE SECOND CATARACT AND THE WESTERN... CATARACT... AS THE SECOND CATARACT AND THE WESTERN OASES
THE CATARACT AT ASSOUAN
Creator: unknown     Date: 1909
Pastel drawing of sailboats docked on the banks of the Nile before the cataract...
The Second Cataract of the Nile
Creator: unknown     Date: 1906
A view of the Second Cataract of...
Assouan and the Cataract Hotel
Creator: unknown     Date: 1906
A view of the Nile River at Assouan, with two boats in the foreground and a hotel in the background.
The Nile from Assuan to the Second Cataract
Creator: Unknown     Date: 1914
A map in two sections of the Nile River from Assuan to the Second Cataract, showing cities,...
The Oriental Lounge of the Cataract Hotel at Assuan.
Creator: unknown     Date: 1911
A photo of several men and women sitting in an outdoor lounge overlooking a river and mountain.
Hand-book for travellers in Egypt; including descriptions of the course of the Nile to the second cataract, Alexandria, Cairo, the pyramids, and Thebes, the overland transit to India, the peninsula of Mount Sinai, the oases, &c. Being a new edition, corrected and condensed, of "Modern Egypt and Thebes" [Electronic Version]
Creator: Wilkinson, John Gardner, Sir, 1797-1875     Date: 1847
Partial contents: SECTION I. EGYPT -- SECTION II. CAIRO -- SECTION III. UPPER EGYPT, BETWEEN CAIRO...
. — Thebes to Asouan, the first Cataract, Elephantine, Sehayl, and Philæ... to the second cataract, Alexandria, Cairo, the pyramids, and Thebes...; INCLUDING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE COURSE OF THE NILE TO THE SECOND CATARACT... Cataract — Isle of Philæ, Temples, and other Ruins
Saint's Tomb in the Desert Behind the Cataract Hotel at Assuan.
Creator: unknown     Date: 1911
The ruins of a domed, brick structure are pictured.
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
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
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 Elephantine, first cataract... at the first cataract... (first cataract... of men and the first attempt at a pyramid, Sakkarah
Remarkable inscription of a Seven Years' Famine, on the IsLand of Sehel (1st cataract)--Egypt. (88)
Creator: Underwood & Underwood     Date: 1904
Child standing by an inscription
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.
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...
(the First Cataract); in 1874, he extended the service to the Sudanese border... 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
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
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...
Cairo to the First Cataract on the Nile... First to Second Cataract on the Nile... TO THE FIRST CATARACT... development of modern travel, the Second Cataract of the Nile
The Death of the First-born
Creator: unknown     Date: 1878
Stylized depiction of a young boy being killed.
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 CATARACT FROM ELEPHANTINE ISLAND... before Egbert was crowned first King of England, continues... beautiful art they created, first in Egypt
The Nile from Demhid to the Second Cataract
Creator: Kiepert, Heinrich, 1818-1899; Wagner & Debes     Date: 1898
A map in which two sections of the Nile River are presented side-by-side and in false orientation,...
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
Egypt: handbook for travellers [Electronic Version]
Creator: Baedeker, Karl     Date: 1908
Egypt and the Sudân; handbook for...
, will find additional particulars in small type. A first visit
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 Cataract. It certainly seemed to us that the old-fashioned
Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia [Electronic Version]
Creator: Prime, William Cowper, 1825-1905     Date: 1874
Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia [Electronic Edition] ...
. The First Cataract... Aboard—First Night...— First Impressions...—The Reises of the Cataract
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 Cataract... the 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
Egypt, handbook for travellers.Pt. 1. Lower Egypt, with the Fayum and the peninsula of Sinai [Electronic Version]
Creator: Baedeker, Karl     Date: 1885
Contents: I. Preliminary Information -- II. Geographical and Political Notice (by Dr. G....
of Sinai," represents the first volume of a two volume set. Part 2... as far as the second cataract and the western oases... PART FIRST: LOWER EGYPT, WITH THE FAYÛM.... The materials from which the first edition of the Handbook for Lower Egypt
The land of the Pharaohs. Egypt and Sinai: illustrated by pen and pencil. [Electronic Version]
Creator: Manning, Samuel, 1822-1881     Date: 1875
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ALEXANDRIA TO CAIRO. -- CAIRO TO ASSOUAN. -- ASSOUAN TO...
.’ If the student of Holy Scripture gives the first place in his... Cataract... reverential awe, that I first gazed upon the soil which... who were for the first time visiting Mohammedan
Letters From Egypt, 1863-65 [Electronic Version]
Creator: Duff Gordon, Lucie, Lady, 1821-1869     Date: 1865
Letters From Egypt, 1863–65. [Electronic Edition] ...
, and the first... of the manners and morals of Arabs which I at first determined.... Such is my first impression of the land of Egypt; but Omar's... to the Upper Cataract as soon as we can, and come leisurely back
Egypt and the Sûdân; handbook for travellers [Electronic Version]
Creator: Baedeker, Karl     Date: 1914
Egypt and the Sûdân; handbook for travellers...
for the first time in the present edition. The spelling of the names on the maps
The story of Cairo, by Stanley Lane-Poole [Electronic Version]
Creator: Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931     Date: 1918
Contents: CHAPTER I -- The Two Cities -- CHAPTER II The Town of the Tent -- CHAPTER III The...
First
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
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
Hypostyle Hall, Karnak
Creator: unknown     Date: 1890
Hallway of large pillars, with the first leaning heavily to...
New Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Guerville, A. B. de 1869- (Amédée Baillot de)     Date: 1906
New Egypt [Electronic Edition] ...
and the Cataract Hotel... The Second Cataract of the Nile..., but Japan is too seductive. Go, my dear chap. Not your first
Queer things about Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947     Date: 1911
Queer things about Egypt [Electronic Edition] ...
Cataract Hotel. Luxor, that has never known a winter, has... for the first time a perfect temple of ancient Egypt... OF THE CATARACT HOTEL AT ASSUAN
Queer things about Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947     Date: 1911
Queer things about Egypt [Electronic Edition] ...
Cataract Hotel. Luxor, that has never known a winter, has... for the first time a perfect temple of ancient Egypt... OF THE CATARACT HOTEL AT ASSUAN
Queer things about Egypt [Electronic Version]
Creator: Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947     Date: 1911
Queer things about Egypt [Electronic Edition] ...
Cataract Hotel. Luxor, that has never known a winter, has... for the first time a perfect temple of ancient Egypt... OF THE CATARACT HOTEL AT ASSUAN
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...
companions; in 1826 he ascended the Nile to the Second Cataract... 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
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...
Plan of Alexandria
Creator: Unknown     Date: 1847
A map of Alexandria showing the topographical features of the area. The city is divided into...
Map of Egypt
Creator: Unknown     Date: 1847
A greyscale map of the Nile's course through Egypt, with cities labeled. No topographical...
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