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THE ANTIQUITIES OF

UPPER EGYPT

FROM ABYDOS TO THE SUDAN

FRONTIER

BY

ARTHUR E. P. WEIGALL

INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF UPPER EGYPT, DEPARTMENT OF ANTIQUITIES

(EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT)

WITH 69 MAPS AND PLANS

NEW YORK

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

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TO

JAMES HENRY BREASTED

PH.D., ETC.

PROFESSOR OF EGYPTOLOGY

AND ORIENTAL HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY

OF CHICAGO

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

PREFACE

THIS

HIS volume has been prepared for the use of visitors

to the monuments of Upper Egypt, that is to say, all those situated between Balianeh, the southernmost town of Middle Egypt, and Adendân, the last Egyptian village on this side of the Sudan frontier. The majority of visitors, after leaving Cairo and its neighbourhood, do not make more than one or two excursions in Middle Egypt; and the fact that the present writer has not the opportunity to describe the ancient sites between Cairo and Balianeh, will not be found greatly to lessen the scope of the book.

The only claim which is made for this Guide is that each chapter has been written actually in, or in a few cases a stone's throw away from, the temples or tombs therein described. The information supplied is derived from careful and prolonged personal observation and thought, checked and augmented by the study of the handful of pertinent books which alone could be carried ; and there is no antiquity or ancient site, however small,

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