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THE BANNER of The PROPHET AT THE FEAST OF BAIRAM Frontispiece

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919 MAN PLAYING NATIve luTE IN THE BAzARs at CAIRO = Native children behind him.

THE AUTHOR IN HIS ARAB DRESS

THE POTTERS' MARKET, witH MOSQUE AND FELLAH WOMEN IN THE
BACKGROUND, AT GIZEH, A SUBURB OF CAIRO . - - -

AN EGYPTIAN VILLAGE LARDER

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In this, made of mud, the guileless Egyptian puts his corn and vegetables to
keep them from the goats, and his children, to keep them from the snakes
*d scorpions. It looks like a font for the baptism of a giant.

EGYPTIAN Boys AND GIRLs

9* boy is playing on the double Arab pipe, which may go back to Ptolemaic
times, since they have much the same pipes in Sicily, which are always sup-
Poed to have come down from the age of Theocritus.

The OCCUPATION OF EGYPT-SLEEPING . - - - - *ne taken near the serapeum at Sakkara, the ancient Memphis.

EGYPTIAN WOMAN witH HER SHAWL OVER THE BURDEN ON HER HEAD

TOSHIELD HER FROM THE FIERCE SUN . - - - -

On the road from Karnak to Luxor. In the background are camels carrying
stones’for building.

AT LUXOR

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Women with their shawls over their head-burdens to protect them from the
sun.

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FELLAHIN WAITING For THE POLICE-COURT TO OPEN AT LUxOR

AT DAMIETTA

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AVENUE OF SPHINXES AND PTOLEMAIC PYLON AT KARNAK

The old man in the foreground is a Mohammedan saint going through his
religious exercises.

KHAN OF THE RED SEA MERCHANTS AT ROSETTA - -

the CASTLE OF ABU KIR AND THE SCENE OF THE BAttle OF THE NILe

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The sea beyond is Abukir Bay, in which Nelson won the Battle of the Nile.
The French held this castle during the battle.

LLAH's FARM NEAR KARNAK - - - - - - -
In the foreground are a pair of baby buffaloes.
LLAH FAMILY IN the FAYUM

This is probably the way in which Joseph and Mary and the Child Jesus went
down into Egypt.

PIGEON-fow ERS IN THE FAYUM - - - - -

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In the village at the foot of the Hawara Pyramid.

VILLAGE OF KURNA AND ITS FELLAHIN ON THE PLAIN OF THE BES

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.

UNDER PROTEST

To mount a camel a lady needs the assistance of at least three people. The
camel generally roars all the time.

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

ARAB SALUTATIONS .

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A group of dragomans on the river bank at Luxor, with the hills of Thebes
in the background.

TEMPLE OF PTAH AT KARNAR, WHERE THE MOON SHINES ON THE
IMAGE OF THE GoDDESS SEkker -

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** the image which the fellahin think is an ogre who devours children.

LE VILLAGE

An the way up the Nile one sees reflected in its waters palm groves and
Psoon-towers and the whiw wombs of saints. One is never out of sight of

o human habitation, hardly for a minute without the presence of human
eings.

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Thh StATUE OF MEMNON AT THE BES -

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 to MBS OF THE KINGs at the BEs . -

The rocks of the exterior, with their noble architectural effects, are little
less marvellous than the tombs, some of them as long as a great cathedral,

hewn into the heart of the close white limestone, as finely grained as marble,
and frescoed from end to end with the elaborate imagery of the Book of the
Dead.

THE GAMOOSE, OR BUFFALO - - - - - - - -
The proverb for stupidity in Egypt.

BOY WORKING A SHADt F

With the Ramesseum Temple in the background. On the plaim of Thebes.

DRAGOMAN ExPLAINING CARTOUCHES IN THE TEMPLE OF KOMOMBO
Mohammed, the chief Dragoman of Thomas Cook & Son in Egypt.

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The Bisharin and his encampment.

THE WITCH of Assuan

"There was an old woman who lived in a tomb.”

SAINT’S TOMB IN THE DESERt Behind the cataract HOTEL at ASSU an

On the road to the Great Dam.

AN ASSUAN GALLEY AND THE ISLAND of ELEPH antin E .

*** from my bedroom balcony, in the cataract Hotel. These galleys are
of an ancient Roman pattern, hardly changed.

A TYPICAL NILE town

THE TEMPLE OF AMON-RA. At KARNAK

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*largest in the world. The ruins of this group are a mile and a half round.

s: H. Beerbohm Tree's False Gods at His Majesty's had its principal scene
laid in this temple.

The Young IDEA .

Taken ** village just outside Karnak. The idea of these boys is to make
*P* by stripping to run races or pose for the Kodaker.

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