Tag Archives: Amelia Edwards

Aswan: Gateway to Nubia (Part 4)

Sunday 25th January, 2009 Nasir turns the boat once more to the north as we approach the southern tip of the Island of Elephantine, in ancient times the seat of government of Abu, the fortified town that controlled the vital … Continue reading

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A View from a Window

“At Luxor the French Consul showed us over the old tumble-down building called ‘The French House’ which, though but a rude structure of palm-timbers and sun-dried clay, built partly against and partly over the Temple of Luxor, has its place … Continue reading

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