Travels in the Countries Between Alexandria and Paraetonium, the Lybian Desert, Siwa, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, in 1821
Excerpt from Travels in the Countries Between Alexandria and Paraetonium, the Lybian Desert, Siwa, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, in 1821 The resolution to undertake a journey to the East. Was the most prompt and the most fortunate that I ever took. Knowing that a party of learned travellers in tended to visit Cyrene, Abyssinia, Arabia, Chaldea, and Assyria and that Baron Niebuhr, Privy Counsellor of State, and especially General Baron Von Minutoli, would provide the necessary means, I did not hesi tate a moment to join them. What could in fact be more alluring, than the hope of seeing countries re nowned in ancient times for their active, ingenious, and enlightened inhabitants to explore their remain ing monuments, the View of which instructs us in their works and their character; to investigate the state of the country and of the present inhabitants, the know ledge of which, is of such importance in the study of antiquity? I was, indeed, destitute of the necessary resources; but hope winged my steps, and fortune, which had attended me in my travels in southern Ger many, Switzerland, France, England, and Italy, smiled also on my present undertaking. The liberality of his Royal Highness Prince Henry, and that of the Consul General Bertoldi, supplied my pecuniary wants, ind obliging individuals in the East, afforded me lite 'ary assistance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."