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The Magical Metropolis

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to the science of stagecraft, and to the endless recreations and adaptations of the wonders, magic, and treasures of the Arabian Nights that took place within the shows culture of ... More


Lifting the Veil

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Following the failed Napoleonic Expedition and a period of turmoil in Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha established an unprecedented level of order in Egypt that facilitated travel to Egypt and study of the ... More


Obelisks in Britain

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes obelisks that were removed from Egypt and re-situated in Britain in the nineteenth century. In 1815 explorer Belzoni visited the island of Philae and succeeded in removing an ... More


Tourists Along the Nile

Brian Fagan

in From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160918
eISBN:
9780197562055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160918.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, History and Theory of Archaeology

Until 1830, the traveler to India faced a long, and often stormy, passage around the Cape of Good Hope. The advent of the steamship changed everything. Now you could take a steamer from England or ... More


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