A rainy day in Alexandria in December or January is one of the most disconsolate things in the world.
Cairo is considered the best school of ‘Arabic literature; and there is no other place in which we can obtain such a complete knowledge of the Arabs.
The binish, like the kaftan, is spread all over the Near East. Those countries where it is chiefly worn are Egypt, W. Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, and Turkey.
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Characteristic garment of the modern Egyptian population. A variation of the Gallebaya called “kamis”. The material is black cotton (Winter).
The name Arab originally was reserved for the nomad tribes east of Palestine and in the Syro-Arabian desert, but today it is generally used for most of the surviving Semitic peoples who, in addition to living in Arabia, are to be found in Mesopotamia, North Africa, the western shores of the Red Sea, and the eastern shores of the Persian Gulf.
Antique Fabrics. Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the Lion. Fabric with elephant pattern. Fabric with cock pattern, Persia.
Abyssinian and Egyptians. Abyssin et Égyptiens. Guerriers et soldats du désert. Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day by Ogden Goelet. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide… Read More
Marriage Hut of Arab Fellahin with the Newly Married Couple.
Pilgrimage of Russian believers traveling in a caravan in the Holy Land through the desert of the Sinai.
Syria during the period of the crusades, 1096-1291. The crusades. The county of Edessa. The principality of Antioch. The county of Tripoli.
The kingdom of Jerusalem. List of places and names.