Travels in Nubia

Travels in Nubia John Lewis Burckhardt was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra in modern Jordan In he was commissioned by the African Association to

  • Title: Travels in Nubia
  • Author: John Lewis Burckhardt
  • ISBN: 9781850771722
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Lewis Burckhardt 1784 1817 was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra in modern Jordan In 1809 he was commissioned by the African Association to discover the source of the River Niger Posing as a Muslim convert, Burckhardt spent two years exploring and studying Arabic and Islamic law in Aleppo, before travelling wiJohn Lewis Burckhardt 1784 1817 was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra in modern Jordan In 1809 he was commissioned by the African Association to discover the source of the River Niger Posing as a Muslim convert, Burckhardt spent two years exploring and studying Arabic and Islamic law in Aleppo, before travelling widely in Arabia and Egypt This volume, first published posthumously in 1819, contains Burckhardt s account of his two visits to Nubia modern Upper Egypt and Sudan in 1813 and 1814 Burckhardt was the first western scholar to explore the Sudanese Nile valley, and one of the first western explorers successfully to cross the Nubian Desert In this valuable volume, he describes in fascinating detail the many ancient ruins along the Nile and the logistics and hardships of his desert crossing.

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