Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to Egypt and the Holy Land
The Boy Travellers in the Far East
ADVENTURES OF TWO YOUTHS IN A JOURNEY
EGYPT AND THE HOLY LAND
THOMAS W. KNOX
"THE YOUNG NIMRODS" "CAMP-FIRE AND COTTON-FIELD" "OVERLAND THROUGH ASIA"
"UNDERGROUND" "JOHN" "HOW TO TRAVEL" ETC.
HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1882, by
HARPER & BROTHERS,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
All rights reserved.
The favorable reception, by press and public, accorded to "The BoyTravellers in the Far East" is the author's excuse for venturing toprepare a volume upon Egypt and the Holy Land. He is well aware thatthose countries have been the favorite theme of authors since the daysof Herodotus and Strabo, and many books have been written concerningthem. While he could not expect to say much that is new, he hopes theform in which his work is presented will not be found altogetherancient.
The author has twice visited Egypt, and has made the tour of Palestineand Syria. The experiences of Frank and Fred in their journeyings weremainly those of the writer of this book in the winter of 1873-'74, andin the spring of 1878. He has endeavored to give a faithful descriptionof Egypt and the Holy Land as they appear to-day, and during thepreparation of this volume he has sent to those countries to obtain thelatest information concerning the roads, modes of travel, and otherthings that may have undergone changes since his last journey in theLevant.
In addition to using his own notes and observations, made on the spot,he has consulted many previous and some subsequent travellers, and hasexamined numerous books relating to the subjects on which he haswritten. It has been his effort to embody a description of the Egypt ofold with that of the present, and to picture the lands of the Bible asthey have appeared through many centuries down to our own time. If itshall be found that he has made a book which combines amusement andinstruction for the youth of our land, he will feel that his labor hasnot been in vain.
Many of the works consulted in the preparation of this book arementioned in its pages. To some authors he is indebted for illustrationsas well as for descriptive or historical matter, the publishers havingkindly allowed the use of engravings from their previous publications.Among the works which deserve acknowledgment are "The AncientEgyptians," by Sir Gardner Wilkinson; "The Modern Egyptians," by EdwardWilliam Lane; the translation of "The Arabian Nights' Entertainments,"by the same author; "From Egypt to Palestine," by Dr. S. C. Bartlett;"The Land and the Book," by Dr. W. M. Thomson; "Boat Life in Egypt," and"Tent Life in Syria," by William C. Prime, LL.D.; "The Khedive's Egypt,"by Edwin De Leon; "The Desert of the Exodus," by Professor E. H. Palmer;"Dr. Olin's Travels in the East;" "Our Inheritance in the GreatPyramid," by Piazzi Smith; and "The Land of Moab," by Dr. H. B.Tristram. The author is indebted to Lieutenant-commander Gorringe forinformation concerning Egyptian obelisks, and regrets that want of spaceprevented the use of the full account of the removal of "Cleopatra'sNeedle" from Alexandria to New York.
With this explanation of his reasons for writing "The Boy Travellers inEgypt and the Holy Land," the author submits the result of his labors tothose who have already accompanied Frank and Fred in their wanderings inAsia, and to such new readers as may desire to peruse it. He trusts theformer will continue, and the latter make, an acquaintance that willprove neither unpleasant nor without instruction.
P.S.—This volume was written and in type previous to July, 1882.Consequently the revolt of Arabi Pasha and the important events thatfollowed could not be included in the narrative of the "Boy Travellers."
T. W. K.
|CHAPTER I.||From Bombay to Suez.—The Red Sea, Mecca, and Mount Sinai.|
|CHAPTER II.||Suez.—Where the Israelites Crossed the Red Sea.—The Suez Canal.|
|CHAPTER III.||From Suez to Cairo.—Through the Land of Goshen.|
|CHAPTER IV.||Street Scenes in Cairo.|
|CHAPTER V.||A Ramble Through the Bazaars of Cairo.|
|CHAPTER VI.||Mosques, Dervishes, and Schools.—Education in Egypt.|
|CHAPTER VII.||The Citadel.—The Tombs of the Caliphs.—The Nilometer.—The Rosetta Stone.|
|CHAPTER VIII.||Wonders of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.|
|CHAPTER IX.||The Pyramids of Gizeh and Sakkara.—Memphis and the Apis Mausoleum.|
|CHAPTER X.||An Oriental Bath.—Egyptian Weddings and Funerals.|
|CHAPTER XI.||Ascending the Nile.—Sights and Scenes on the River.|
|CHAPTER XII.||Sugar Plantations and Mills.—Snake-charmers.—Sights at Beni-Hassan.|
|CHAPTER XIII.||Sioot, the Ancient Lycopolis.—Scenes on the River.|
|CHAPTER XIV.||Girgeh and Keneh.—The Temples of Abydus and Denderah.—An Egyptian Dance.|
|CHAPTER XV.||Arrival at Luxor.—The Great Temple of Karnak.|
|CHAPTER XVI.||The Rameseum, Medinet Aboo, and the Vocal Memnon.|
|CHAPTER XVII.||The Tombs of the Kings.—Recent Discoveries of Royal Mummies.|
|CHAPTER XVIII.||Harem Life in the East.—From Luxor to Assouan.|
|CHAPTER XIX.||A Camel Journey.—The Island of Philś, and the First Cataract of the Nile.|
|CHAPTER XX.||From Assouan to Alexandria.—Farewell to Egypt.|
|CHAPTER XXI.||Voyage from Egypt to Palestine.—Journey from Jaffa to Ramleh.|
|CHAPTER XXII.||From Ramleh to Jerusalem.—The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.|
|CHAPTER XXIII.||In and Around Jerusalem.|
|CHAPTER XXIV.||From Jerusalem to Bethlehem.—Church and Grotto of the Nativity.|
|CHAPTER XXV.||From Bethlehem to Mar Saba and the Dead Sea.|
|CHAPTER XXVI.||From the Dead Sea to the Jordan, Jericho, and Jerusalem.—The Valley of the Jordan.|
|CHAPTER XXVII.||From Jerusalem to Nabulus.—Historic Places on the Route.|
|CHAPTER XXVIII.||From Nabulus to Nazareth, Samaria, Jenin, and the Plain of Esdraelon.|
|CHAPTER XXIX.||Ascent of Mount Tabor.—Around and on the Sea of Galilee.|
|CHAPTER XXX.||From Galilee to Damascus.—A Ride Through Dan and Banias.|
|CHAPTER XXXI.||Sights and Scenes in Damascus.|
|CHAPTER XXXII.||Damascus to Beyroot.—The Ruins of Baalbec.—Farewell.|