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Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia (Abridged, Annotated)

William Cowper Prime

ISBN 10: 1519048858 / ISBN 13: 9781519048851
Published by Independently published, 2016
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia (Abridged, ...

Publisher: Independently published

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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In 1856, journalist, writer, and art historian, William Cowper Prime, wrote this enthralling travel memoir of a voyage up the Nile. It was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream done at a time when Nile travel was not as convenient or safe as it would be even 25 years later. Visiting all the major temples and sites of ancient Egypt, writer Prime is humorous, engaging, and at times thrilling. He provides a picture of a land that is no more, as temples have disappeared and development has encroached on the antiquities. Prime later helped found the art history department at Princeton and was associated closely with the Metropolitan Museum in NY. If you've been to Egypt, you'll find much that is familiar and delightful to read from a Victorian perspective. If you've never been, this is a book you'll want to read before you go.

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