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The History of the Ancient Near East
ANCIENT ISRAEL IRAQ EGYPT TURKEY IRAN SYRIA
LEBANON JORDAN ARABIA CYPRUS AND BAHRAIN
January 23rd 2021
Photographer Felix Bonfils (French 1831-1885) about 1866-1867
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Thu, Apr 3, 1862 – 4 · Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland) · Newspapers.com
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THE SUEZ CANAL The first attempt at a canal to unite the Mediterranean with the Red Sea dates from King Seti I fourteen hundred years before our era. Starting from the Nile near BUBASTIS (at present Zagazig) the canal followed the land of Goschen as far as the Bitter Lakes. Some three hundred and twenty-six years before our era Necho took up the subject, having conceived the project of a canal of ten metres depth, and sufficiently wide to allow two triremes
to pass each other abreast.
These works appear to have cost the lives of 120,000 men and were never completed. But their track is indicated beyond Lake Timash in the direction of the Pelusium branch of the Nile. Herodotus speaks of canals by which commerce was carried on with the interior of Egypt from the ports of the sea. With the assistance of the canals of the Nile, traversing the isthmus, the Egyptians had established an indirect communication between the two seas, which sufficed for their limited navigation. The Romans and the Arabs (the conquerors of Egypt) established and improved the works of the Pharaohs, adapting them to their commerce until they were destroyed by the cailiff Almanzor ...
Tue, Jan 3, 1871 – Page 6 · The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) · Newspapers.com
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A Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine
Josias Leslie Porter and John Murray (Publisher) 1858
Mission or Statement of Purpose: In as much as I am an individual and not affiliated with any educational group or organization I wish to convey my appreciation to all those entities involved in the publication of the wealth of material on the ever more studied and increasingly popular subject of the Ancient Near East. At times the immensity of the effort necessary to achieve my goal of a concise and yet comprehensive collection of abstracts (compendium) as a portal to further studies has made me consider ceasing my labour of love on the subject. But each time I have felt compelled to return to my endeavours, realizing at last that this is a work of a lifetime and that no one could with any hope possibly read in totality the staggering amount of material on the subject. Admittedly I am the author of original material only to the extent of my reading and consolidating articles into what I consider most relevant to a beginning or intermediate comprehension of the subject; and of course the additions derived from my own studies (addendums) ... |
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