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Title: Travels in the Upper Egyptian deserts
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Weigall, Arthur Edward Pearse Brome, 1880-1934
Subjects: Egypt -- Description and travel Egypt -- Antiquities
Publisher: Edinburgh London, W. Blackwood and sons
Contributing Library: New York University, Institute of Fine Arts Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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theshadows. Riding on for another two hours we reached anopen ridge from which an extraordinary prospect ofrolling hills and innumerable humps was obtained.On the left of the pathway there was a hill at thetop of which stood a ruined Roman watch-tower,one of a chain of such posts which crowned thehigher peaks all along the route. Up this hillwe scrambled on foot, and climbed the tower atthe summit, burning a pipeful of tobacco to thegods of Contentment thereon. The array of hillsaround us, as closely packed and yet as individualas the heads of a vast crowd of people, were ofa wonderful hue in the morning light. Thoseto the north were a dead grey, those to the eastwere pink and mauve, and those to the southevery shade of rich brown, while the shadowsthroughout were of the deepest blue. The windtore past us as we sat contemplating the fair worldat our feet, and two black ravens sailed by on it totake stock of us. Far below the path wound itsway through the humps; and in the distance the
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Bir es Sid, the well at the highest point of the Red Sea highroad.—Page 65.
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