The City Of The Caliphs; A Popular Study Of Cairo And Its Environs And The Nile And Its Antiquities by Eustace Alfred Reynolds-ball

The City Of The Caliphs; A Popular Study Of Cairo And Its Environs And The Nile And Its Antiquities

byEustace Alfred Reynolds-ball

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV. RECENT EGYPTOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES. THE most important fields of research of the Egypt Exploration Fund (the leading Egyptological Society of Great Britain and America), since 1890, have been DarEl-Bahari (Thebes) and Beni-Hassan. Several seasons' continuous work was devoted to these temples and the Beni-Hassan Tombs. The operations of this society are characterised by great thoroughness and scientific zeal, and are conducted with an elaborated conscientiousness which is not always appreciated at its full value by the ordinary tourist, who is naturally inclined to give greater credit to the more practical and less technical explorations of the Egyptological Department of the Egyptian Government. But the aims of these two bodies are different. The Egypt Exploration Fund is a purely scientific society. It is supported by archaeologists and antiquarians, and their researches are undertaken for the benefit of Egyptologists rather than Egyptian travellers and students; and the exhaustive reports the society publishes annually are learned monographs, " caviare to the general," rather than popular descriptive handbooks. Yet harmonious relations are preserved between the two bodies, of which the Egypt Exploration Fund may be reckoned the pioneer. The latter gives prominence to researches and excavations of sites likely to prove of scientific interest, while the Government Department 812 chiefly devotes its attention to preserving and restoring the famous monuments and temples which attract the ordinary visitor. During the last four winters the Exploration Fund have been carrying on extensive excavations at Thebes, with the view of thoroughly clearing out the wonderful Temple of Queen Hatasu. In the chapter on Ancient Thebes and its Monuments this temple ...

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Title:The City Of The Caliphs; A Popular Study Of Cairo And Its Environs And The Nile And Its AntiquitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021707104X

ISBN - 13:9780217071048

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