A Handbook for Travellers in Egypt: Including Descriptions of the Course of the Nile Through Egypt and Nubia, Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids and Thebes, the Suez Canal, the Peninsula of Mount Sinai, the Oases, the Fyoom, Etc
J. Murray, 1875 - Egypt - 505 pages
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Page 223 - ... town called Bubastis, where there is a temple of the goddess Bubastis, which well deserves to be described. Other temples may be grander, and may have cost more in the building, but there is none so pleasant to the eye as this of Bubastis.
Page 455 - ... it is the capital of the province of the same name, and has two fairs annually, which are much frequented.
Page 408 - And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land : for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
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Page 415 - Apart from the procession itself stands the queen as a spectator of the ceremony ; and before her a scribe reads a scroll he has. unfolded. A priest turns round to offer incense to the white bull, and another, clapping his hands, brings up...