We finde book :

Travels and explorations of the jesuit missionaries in new france, 1610-1791, vol. 29: the original f - Travels and Explorations » Gypsycat Dreams



In a previous article we have sketched the life of John Lewis Burckhardt.  He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1784 of a prominent family.  At the age of 16 his father moved the family to Leipzig; and four years after this they moved again to  Göttingen.  His family was staunchly opposed to the new Napoleonic government that had taken power in France, so he moved to London in July 1806 to seek employment prospects there.  At some point, and possibly influenced by the daring men he had contact with there, he decided on a career in exploration.

Here, as in every part of Nubia, the thirsty traveler finds, at short distances, water jars placed by the roadside under a low roof.  Every village pays a small monthly stipend to some person to fill these jars in the morning and again towards evening.  The same custom prevails in Upper Egypt, but on a larger scale; and there are small caravanserais often found near the wells which supply travelers with water. [p. 54]

The walls of the three apartments are covered with hieroglyphics, and the usual sacred figures of the Egyptian temples.  The figures seem all to have been painted yellow, excepting the hair, which, in several of them is black; that of Isis is in black and white stripes…I was afterwards informed, at Derr, that there is, near this temple, on the bank of the river, the statue of a man somewhat above human size, with the Egyptian corn measure under his arms; and that it is completely overflowed during the inundation.

In a previous article we have sketched the life of John Lewis Burckhardt.  He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1784 of a prominent family.  At the age of 16 his father moved the family to Leipzig; and four years after this they moved again to  Göttingen.  His family was staunchly opposed to the new Napoleonic government that had taken power in France, so he moved to London in July 1806 to seek employment prospects there.  At some point, and possibly influenced by the daring men he had contact with there, he decided on a career in exploration.

Here, as in every part of Nubia, the thirsty traveler finds, at short distances, water jars placed by the roadside under a low roof.  Every village pays a small monthly stipend to some person to fill these jars in the morning and again towards evening.  The same custom prevails in Upper Egypt, but on a larger scale; and there are small caravanserais often found near the wells which supply travelers with water. [p. 54]

The walls of the three apartments are covered with hieroglyphics, and the usual sacred figures of the Egyptian temples.  The figures seem all to have been painted yellow, excepting the hair, which, in several of them is black; that of Isis is in black and white stripes…I was afterwards informed, at Derr, that there is, near this temple, on the bank of the river, the statue of a man somewhat above human size, with the Egyptian corn measure under his arms; and that it is completely overflowed during the inundation.

History: Discoveries and Exploration | European History | General History

You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores . Outside the USA, see our international sales information .


51LZKolVibL