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Mount Seir, Sinai, and Western Palestine; Being a Narrative of a Scientific Expedition (Paperback) Loot Price: R311
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Mount Seir, Sinai, and Western Palestine; Being a Narrative of a Scientific Expedition (Paperback): Edward Hull

Mount Seir, Sinai, and Western Palestine; Being a Narrative of a Scientific Expedition (Paperback)

Edward Hull

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Loot Price R311 Discovery Miles 3 110

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: this tract into a vast field for agricultural purposes, while the waters which would pass off into the Mediterranean, being to a great extent deprived of their silt, would cause immediate relief to the harbour of Port Said, and that part of the canal which opens into it. This is a grand scheme, calculated to be of benefit both to tha agricultural and commercial interests of Egypt. I can only express the hope that Mr. Le- Mesurier may have the happiness of seeing it one day put into execution. On approaching Alexandria, a pilot came on board to steer us through the intricate channel by which the harbour is entered; and on rounding the point of the large breakwater, we came in view of the city and its harbour1 all at once, a view calculated to afford both pleasure and surprise, ?pleasure at its beauty; surprise, that a harbour and city so recently the scene of a tremendous bombardment, should, at first sight, present such slight traces of the conflict. In front lay the city, built on a gradually- ascending slope, and in the background to the left the elevated and fashionable suburb of Ramleh. On the left of the harbour, the Fort of Pharos, partly in ruins, the lighthouse, and the Palace of Ras-el-Teen, white and glistening in the sunshine, and surrounded by pleasant gardens. On the right, the barracks, fortifications, lighthouse, and other public buildings: and in the distance, the noble column known as Pompey's Pillar. The harbour itself was gay and busy. Ships of many nations lay at their moorings, both merchantmen and passenger steamship; while the beautiful yacht of the Khedive swung at anchor in the centre. The surface of the water swarmed with smaller craft and barges, amongst which was one to convey on shore Her Majesty's Consul, Mr. Cookson, who had made the ]assage...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Edward Hull
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26324-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-26324-0
Barcode: 9780217263245

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