Every Traveller Needs a Compass: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East
Neil Cooke, Vanessa Daubney
Oxbow Books, Oct 31, 2015 - History - 272 pages
A varied and charming collection of 17 papers that bring something new about the people from many countries and backgrounds who traveled to, from and within Egypt and the Near East, either singly or as a group, and explored, observed and recorded, or stayed for a short period of time to improve their health or simply to enjoy the experience. While some travelers kept a diary or journal that has survived until today, others did not. Their travels have to be extracted from the wide range of manuscript sources that are thankfully retained in libraries and archives, or which still remain with their descendants. Sometimes, the name of a traveler is only contained in a few words within a single piece of correspondence or journal entry, yet from such small beginnings and through detective work to link the chance meetings between travelers with a location, or news of a shared event, it is often possible to chart part of a traveler s journey and bring to life a person who has long been forgotten. These minor characters and their travails often bring a new perspective to well-known places and events.
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2 Edward Lear in Gozo March 1866
3 The Travels of G A Wallin and His Views on Western Influencein the Middle East
Evidence from the Bankesand Barry Archives
5 JeanJacques Rifauds Lithographs His Drawings of EgyptianArchaeology Natural History Manners and Customs
Mohammed Ashgaralso known as John Bedair 181574
Alexander Henry Rhinds Excavationsin Egypt and His Collection in the National Museums Scotland
Early Muscovite Travellers in Egypt
11 Artists and Painters in the German House at Thebes 190515
12 Raymond OShea and The Sand Kings of Oman as a Sourcefor Trucial Coast History
13 Did the Elephants Ever Forget?
14 The Admirals Daughter
Edouard Naville18441926 in the Delta
16 Ulrich Jasper Seetzen
17 Every Traveller Needs a Compass
Newcastles Early Travellers in Egyptand Their Correspondence with JeanFrançois Champollion
10 Amalia Sola Nizzoli 18054549 Archaeologist ante litteramin Egypt and the Origins of the Third Nizzoli Collection
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19th century AddMss Admiral Walker airfield Aleppo Alexander Henry Rhind Alexandria Amalia ancient Egypt Antiquaries of Scotland Arabian Peninsula Arabic archaeological archives arrived artist ASTENE Barry’s Bateson Bologna Bowes Wright British Library Burton Cairo Champollion Charles Barry Church collection Constantinople Decapolis desert diary drawings Dudu Egyptology England English European excavations Figure Gerasa German House giraffe Gozo Greenough hieroglyphic Ibid inscription instruments Jean-François Champollion Jerash John Bedair Journal journey later Lear Letter Book living London lost city March material memoir Middle East Mohammed Ashgar monuments mummy National Museums Scotland Naville Newcastle Nile Nizzoli notes Nubia Ottoman Empire paintings Palagi paper Pelagio Palagi Pernigotti Picchi portrait published Raymond O’Shea recorded Rifaud Russian Sand Kings Saqqara Schlubeck scholars servant Sharjah sketches Society of Antiquaries stay Syria Temple Thebes tomb Travellers in Egypt Trucial Ulrich Jasper Seetzen Wallin watercolours Wilkie William John Bankes wrote