The Fayum and Lake Moeris (Classic Reprint)

The Fayum and Lake Moeris Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Fayu m and Lake M ris During the last nine years it has fallen to the honourable lot of a small band of English engineers most of them trained in India to effect a revolution in the

  • Title: The Fayum and Lake Moeris (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Robert Hanbury Brown
  • ISBN: 9781332042913
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Fayu m and Lake M ris During the last nine years it has fallen to the honourable lot of a small band of English engineers, most of them trained in India, to effect a revolution in the irrigation system of old Egypt, and thereby materially to improve the wealth and agricultural prosperity of the country This is not the place, nor would it be becoming on myExcerpt from The Fayu m and Lake M ris During the last nine years it has fallen to the honourable lot of a small band of English engineers, most of them trained in India, to effect a revolution in the irrigation system of old Egypt, and thereby materially to improve the wealth and agricultural prosperity of the country This is not the place, nor would it be becoming on my part to tell what has been effected, We had the happy fortune to find things at their lowest ebb We could hardly make a change without making an improvement In all these improvements Major Robert Hanbury Brown, R.E has from the first occupied a conspicuous place Few Englishmen have gone through so many summer seasons as he has, in the blazing heat of Upper Egypt For that has been his field of labour, and of that field the fertile, abnormal, neglected, quaint old Province of the Fayum forms a part Truly, an old world province whose historical roll carries us back to very early days, before that venerable Sheikh Abraham had made his emigration from Assyrian Haran a province abundantly watered, and therefore rich, and highly prized by Pharaoh and Ptolemy, Caesar and Arab Khalif, until Mameluke misrule and Turkish brutish ignorance let it fall into decay It has fallen to Major Brown to help to restore the Fayum, and he has thus obtained a very intimate knowledge of it He is not the first author on this subject Learned Germans and brilliant Frenchmen have already written on the Fayum Major Brown pretends neither to the learning of the one, nor to the brilliancy of the other, but he has, what neither one nor the other ever had, an accurate knowledge of the levels of the country This information is quite indispensable to the hydraulic engineer, and it is strange that that distinguished Frenchman M Linant de Bellefonds, who devoted so many years to the physical improvement of Egypt, should have been evidently without it About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks 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.

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    1. I read this book several years ago for a research. It is fascinating and the pictures take you back to the time when the book was published, in 1892. I love old pictures and Ancient Egypt has been in my mind since I was a little kid and first saw the picture of a pyramid. Lake Moeris existed in ancient times and it seems nobody (at the time the book was written, at least) knew where it was located. It is now known as Lake Qarun. The author goes on some speculation citing that tourist of ancient [...]

    2. If you can get this book, do it! It is fantastic. The title is incorrect, though. It is "The Fayum and Lake Moeris."

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