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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
THE BANNER OF THE PROPHET AT THE FEAST OF BAIRAM
OLD MAN PLAYING NATIVE LUTE IN THE BAZARS AT CAIRO
Native children behind him.
THE AUTHOR IN HIS ARAB DRESS
THB POTTERS' MARKET, WITH MOSQUE AND FELLAH WOMEN IN THE
BACKGROUND, AT GIZEH, A SUBURB OF CAIRO
AN EGYPTIAN VILLAGE LARDER
In this, made of mud, the guileless Egyptian puts his corn and vegetables to
EGYPTIAN BOYS AND GIRLS
One boy is playing on the double Arab pipe, which may go back to Ptolemaic
THE OCCUPATION OF EGYPT-SLEEPING
Scene taken near the Serapeum at Sakkara, the ancient Memphis.
EGYPTIAN WOMAN WITH HER SHAWL OVER THE BURDEN ON HER HEAD
On the road from Karnak to Luxor. In the background are camels carrying
Women with their shawls over their head-burdens to protect them from the
Fellah in his ordinary costume, riding a donkey.
FELLAHIN WAITING FOR THE POLICE-COURT TO OPEN AT LUXOR
Forage ass protesting.
PACING PAGE THE AVENUE OF SPHINXES AND PTOLEMAIC PYLON AT KARNAK
216 The old man in the foreground is a Mohammedan saint going through his religious exercises.
THE CASTLE OF ABUKIR AND THE SCENE OF THE BATTLE OF THE NILE
The sea beyond is Abukir Bay, in which Nelson won the Battle of the Nile.
A FELLAH'S FARM NEAR KARNAK
In the foreground are a pair of baby buffaloes.
A FELLAH FAMILY IN THE FAYUM
Th is is probably the way in which Joseph and Mary and the Child Jesus went
PIGEON-TOWERS IN THE FAYUM
In the village at the foot of the Hawara Pyramid.
THE VILLAGE OF KURVA AND ITS FELLAHIN ON THE PLAIN OF THEBES
GYASSAS ON THE NILE
With the hills of Thebes in the background.
KHARGA VILLAGE, IN THE GREAT OASIS OF THE LIBYAN DESERT
Children collected round the village fountain.
To mount a camel a lady needs the assistance of at least three people. The
A ROMAN CASTLE IN THE GREAT OASIS OF THE LIBYAN DESERT
Which is Herodotus's Island of the Blest.
DOUM PALM AND WELL IN THE ROMAN CASTLE OF THE GREAT OASIS
A group of dragomans on the river bank at Luxor, with the hills of Thebes
THE TEMPLE OF PTAH AT KARNAK, WHERE THE MOON SHINES ON THE
This is the image which the fellahin think is an ogre who devours children.
A VILE VILLAGE
All the way up the Nile one sees reflected in its waters palm groves and
PACING PAGE THB STATUE OF VEMNON AT THEBES
326 It and its fellow are usually called the Colossi of Thebes. They are loftier than the great Buddha of Kamakura in Japan. The right-hand Colossus is supposed to be "The Vocal Statue of Memnon.” They stood outside the mortuary temple of King Amen-hetep III., which has now disappeared. At high Nile the land on which they stand is inundated.
THE VALLEY OF THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS AT THEBES
The rocks of the exterior, with their noble architectural effects, are little
THE GAMOOSE, OR BUFFALO
The proverb for stupidity in Egypt.
BOY WORKING A SHADÔF
With the Ramesseum Temple in the background. On the plain of Thebes.
DRAGOMAN EXPLAINING CARTOUCHES IN THE TEMPLE OF KOMOMBO
Mohammed, the chief Dragoman of Thomas Cook & Son in Egypt.
SAINT'S TOMB IN THE DESERT BEHIND THE CATARACT HOTEL AT
On the road to the Great Dam.
AN ASSUAN GALLEY AND THE ISLAND OF ELEPHANTINE
Taken from my bedroom balcony, in the Cataract Hotel. These galleys are
A TYPICAL NILE TOWN
THE TEMPLE OF AMON-RA AT KARNAK
The largest in the world. The ruins of this group are a mile and a half round.
THE YOUNG IDEA
Taken at the village just outside Karnak. The idea of these boys is to make