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Egypt | John Stoddard's Lectures



Egypt. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleEgypt - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Egypt
Lands that have made or witnessed history possess peculiar fascination; and when to their historical qualities are added those of the mysterious and the beautiful, their charm is boundless, for then...
-Egypt. Part 2
Cleopatra's needle. Approach To Pompey's Pillar. Pompey's Pillar. Suez Canal. The European quarter of Alexandria is well lighted and possesses many handsome residences. Much capital is inv...
-Egypt. Part 3
Cairo. But, interesting as one may at first find the cosmopolitan and progressive city of Alexandria, it is by no means thoroughly Egyptian, and should be regarded as merely a doorway to the real g...
-Egypt. Part 4
A Latticed Window. Minarets In Cairo. The bull and cow have been held sacred, and even the dog and cat have been praised in prose and verse. But the poor donkey still remains the butt of ridicul...
-Egypt. Part 5
Sleeping Donkey Boy. An Egyptian Donkey. Basket Makers - Cairo. The Citadel. The Castle Of The Nile. An Egyptian Soldier. View From The Citadel. Meantime, in an adjoining room (st...
-Egypt. Part 6
The House Of The Afrit. Soldier And Dromedary. A Street Scene In Cairo. Similar superstitions are associated with one of the oldest gates of Cairo, the name of. which appears in the tales of ...
-Egypt. Part 7
Avenge Near Cairo. View Of Cairo. The Virgin's Tree. Plowing Near Heliopolis. On the way back from Heliopolis to Cairo, one halts before a famous sycamore, known as the Virgin's Tree, si...
-Egypt. Part 8
Mummy Of Rameses II. At a little distance from the city, on the new driveway to the Pyramids, stands the unrivaled museum of Egyptian antiquities, which a few years ago was transferred hither from ...
-Egypt. Part 9
Palms Near Memphis. Old Cairo And The Citadel. Never shall I forget an afternoon which I spent on the site of Memphis, seated within its stately palm-grove, on the border of the adjoining desert...
-Egypt. Part 10
A Native Raft. Father Nile. Nile Bridge At Cairo. The Egyptian peasant would be not a little surprised to learn that we of the Occident depend for our vegetation upon water falling from the c...
-Egypt. Part 11
On The Nile. The Sculptured Lotus. It would exceed the scope of this volume to enumerate all the ruined temples which the tourist passes in sailing up the Nile. It is interesting, however, to ob...
-Egypt. Part 12
The Overthrown Statue. The Vocal Memnon. The Colossi Of Thebes. A Dervish Drum. For many years the usual explanation of this phenomenon was that of fraud. It was supposed that a priest con...
-Egypt. Part 13
Making our way through this bewildering labyrinth, we approached one of the smaller avenues of Kar-nak. How well preserved the columns are! And yet in point of age they are as far removed in one direc...
-Egypt. Part 14
Time, the destroyer, can apparently lay no hand on sculptures such as these. They still remain, and will no doubt remain for centuries to come, illumined tablets of history, as perfect as when they we...
-Egypt. Part 15
Philae, - Pearl Of The Nile. One of the exterior statues is mutilated beyond recognition, but all of them represented the same monarch. The position of the hands on the knees is characteristic of m...
-Egypt. Part 16
Bedouins At The Pyramids. Approach To The Pyramids. Section Of A Pyramid. At length, the disappointed ones, seeing a new party of travelers approach, started off like a troop of wild beasts t...
-Egypt. Part 17
The Base Of Cheops. What was the purpose in erecting these structures? Are they simply monuments of national or royal vanity? Are they memorials of Egyptian victories or conquests? Not at all. Incred...
-Egypt. Part 18
Temple Of The Sphinx. The Sphinx. What thrills one as he stands upon the soil of Egypt rich beyond computation with the spoils of time, - is the mysterious conception that it gives of all the un...
-Egypt. Part 19
Majestic Sphinx! Thou crouchest by a sea Whose fawn-hued wavelets clasp thy buried feet; Whose desert surface, petrified like thee, Gleams white with sails of many an Arab fleet; Or when wild storms ...









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