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Bernard's picture.-Situation of Egypt.-Belzoni introduced.
Motives for his going into Egypt.-Poor success of his hy-
draulic machine.-His thoughts turned towards the antiqui-
ties of the country.-Difficulty in removing Young Memnon
from Thebes to Cairo.-Belzoni's visit to a Mummy Cave.-
Deceit of the Arabs.-Egyptian customs.-Belzoni goes up
the Nile into Nubia.-Visits the island of Elephantine.-Ar-
rives at Ybsambul.-Attempts to open its magnificent Tem-
ple. Obliged for want of time and money to give up the
project. Visits the little isle of Mainarty.-Danger on the
Cataract. Returns to Thebes.-Removal of Young Memnon
to Cairo.-Belzoni resides for a short time at Rosetta.


Bernard's perseverance.-Belzoni's second voyage.-Rapid
journey from Minieh to Thebes.-Superb Temple at Carnac.
-Works carried on both at Gournou and Carnac.—Mummy
Caves.-Belzoni's object in entering them.-Manufactures of
the ancient Egyptians.-Their Idols.-Curious Habitations at
Gournou. He revisits Ybsambul.-Opens the Temple.-Re-
turns highly gratified to Thebes.


Emily amused with a description of Greenland.-Belzoni makes
the valley of Beban el Malook the scene of his researches.-
He enters and explores the tomb of Psammuthis.-Receives
a visit from Hamed Aga.-Returns to Cairo.-Visits the
Pyramids.-Time and purpose of their erection uncertain.-
Enters one which for more than one thousand years had ap-
peared a solid mass of stone.


Belzoni's journey to the Red Sea.-Motives for going there.—
Inundation of the Nile.-The caravan crosses the Desert.-
Account of the Ababde, an independent tribe residing among
the rocks on the coast of the Red Sea.-Search for the an-
cient city of Berenice.-The boats of the Ababde fishermen
described. Discovers the remains of the Berenice mentioned
by a former traveller.-Returns towards Esne.-Meets with
two shepherd girls tending their sheep on the mountains.-De-
scription of the sufferings travellers undergo in crossing the
Deserts.-The caravan reaches the banks of the Nile.-Bel-
zoni returns to Gournou.


Dr. Franklin's kite.-Some sailors ascend Pompey's Pillar, by
means of a paper kite.-Removal of the Obelisk from the
island of Philoe.-It falls into the Nile.-Ingenious method
of raising it. It is launched down the Cataract.-Arrives in

safety at Rosetta.-Belzoni goes to Beban el Malook.-Com-
pletes his drawings and models of the Tomb.-Bids final
adieu to Thebes.-Traverses the western Desert in search o
the temple of Jupiter Ammon.-Procures a donkey at Benis-
œuf.-Reaches the Lake Maris-Rose-trees in profusion.—
Visits the temple of Haron among the rocks near the lake.—
Attacked by a furious hyena.-Account of the famous Laby-
rinth.-Visit to th Stisk desc interview with Khalil Bey.—
Account of the .'
ed by Schiek Grumar.-A man rushes out of some bushes.-
Arrival at Zaboo.-Interview with the Scheik and Cady of
El Cassar. Belzoni goes to their village.-Discovers the
seat of the temple.-Meets with an unfortunate accident on
his return to Zaboo.-Reaches Benisœuf.-Arrives at Cairo.-
Embarks for Europe.-Returns to England.

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