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Zigzag journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist story-teller - a spring trip of the Zigzag club through Egypt and the Holy Land (1885) (14586517578)

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Zigzag journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist story-teller - a spring trip of the Zigzag club through Egypt and the Holy Land (1885) (14586517578)

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Title: Zigzag journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist story-teller : a spring trip of the Zigzag club through Egypt and the Holy Land
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Authors: Butterworth, Hezekiah, 1839-1905
Subjects: Middle East -- Description and travel
Publisher: Boston : Estes and Lauriant
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN



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inds planned it, to which thearchitects of to-day are as pygmies; armies of builders carried out thegigantic plan. It was twelve hundred feet long. St. Peters at Rome,the greatest structure of the present time, might have been a porch toit. The famous cathedral at Colo2:ne mioht have been set down inits Hypostyle Hall. The ruins of Thebes cover an area of many miles, and the Nileflows silently through them. On one side of the rixer is the so-called Thebes; on the other, Karnak and Luxor. All was onceThebes; it is a village of beggarly showmen now, a plain filled withruins and flowers. THEBES BY DAY. The approach to the ruins of Thebes is somewhat disappointing.The historic city rises in a vision; and instead of the half-expectedgrandeur there are airy ruins and vacancy. After passing lateen sailson the river, and curious pigeon towers along the banks, tombs ofCoptic saints, caverns of dust of men and animals once regardedsacred, clumps of palms and shapeless mud huts, the Rameseum and
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FALLS OF THE NILE. THE RUINS OF THE QUEEN CITY OF THE WORLD. ^Z1

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