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Arrive at Alexandria, 1.
Description of the plague, 2.
Departure for and arrival at Cairo, 3.
Visit the Pyramids - view from the top, 4.
Excursion to the Pyramid of Dajior - return to Cairo, 5.
Become acquainted with Mr. Burckhardt, 6.
Wounded by a Turk on horseback - observations on the Moors from Mecca during my confinement, 7.
Presented to the Bashaw - rebellion of part of his army, 8.
Danger in proceeding to Cairo - confined to the house in consequence of the revolution - description of it, 11.
Commenced hydraulic operations, 12.
Soubra, chief residence of the Bashaw, 13.
His manner of living, 14.
He is electrified - description of Zulfur Carcaja, governor of Soubra, 16.
His mode of curing diseases - marriage ceremonies and festivals of the Arabs in Soubra, 17.
Arabian play and farce, 19.
Shot at by a soldier, 20.
A young lady shot by a soldier, 21.
Complete the water machine, 22.
The English consul arrives in Cairo, 22.
Decision of the Bashaw on the hydraulic machine - his frolic with it - the Irish lad's thigh broke in consequence, 23.
Decided on ascending the Nile, 24.
Undertaking to remove the colossal bust, and received instruction, 26.
Left Boolak for Thebes - saw Hermopolis - arrived at Monfaluth, 29.
Siout, description of it, 31.
Saw Gow - a curious interview with the Cacheff of Acmin, 32.
Arrival at and description of Dendera, 33.
Arrival at Kenneh - arrival at and description of Thebes, 37.
Begin operations for removing the bus of young Memnon, 40.
First interview with the Cacheff of Erments - his objection against the removal, 41.
Farther difficulties encountered, 42.
Begin the operation of removing it, 43.
Removed from its original place and put upon a car, 44.
Removed out of the ruins of the Memnonium - delay in consequence of indisposition - works resumed, 45.
The Fellahs prevented from working by order of the Cacheff, 46.
Insolence and duplicity of the Caimakan, 47.
Account of a Turkish dinner in Ramadan time, 48.
Obtain a firman and again proceed in the works, 49.
Arrival of the great Colossus on the banks of the Nile, 50.
First visit to a Mummy Cave, 51.
Preparations for departing to the first Cataract of the Nile, 54.
Visit to Khalil Bey at Esné, 55.
Arrival at and description of the ruins of Edfu, 56.
Distant view of Assouan - tradition relating to an ancient King, 59.
Arrive at Assouan, or first Cataract, 60.
Description of the Aga of Assouan - description of the island of Elephantine, 61.
Difficulties in obtaining a boat to proceed to the second Cataract, 63.
Set off for the isle of Philoe, 65.
Continue the voyage - alarmed by the natives, 66.
Continuation of the voyage, and arrival at El Kalabshé, 67.
Description of it, 68.
Arrive at Garba Dandour - proceed to Garba Merieh - arrival at Garba Gyrshé, and description of it, 71.
Arrival at and description of Dakke - Greek inscription, 72.
Arrive at Meharraka, or Offelina - Greek inscription - curious figures on an ancient wall, 73.
Arrival at and description cf Seboua - arrival at and account of Korosko, 74.
Arrival at Deir - interview with the Hassan Cacheff, 75.
Leave Deir - arrive at Ibrim, 77.
Continuation of the voyage, and description of the country, 78.
Arrive at and description of Faras, and the temple of Ybsambul, 79.
Arrival at the village of Ybsambul - interview with the Davoud Cacheff - description of the natives, 81.
First introduce money into the country, 83.
Further description of the natives, 84.
Proceed towards the second Cataract, 85.
Arrive at Wady Halfa, 86.
Excursion by land on camels up the Cataract - view of it - visit to the isle of Mainarty, 87.
Frighten away the natives, 88.
Ascend the Nile against the eddies and current - visit the Rock of Apsir, 89.
View of the Cataract from it - go on to the island of Gulgé, 90.
Foundation of a Greek church on the island - return to Mainarty - leave it and descend the Nile - arrive at Iskus, 91.
Interview with the Osseyn Cacheff, 92.
Leave Iskus - return to the village of Ybsambul - description of a small temple opposite it - endeavour to persuade the natives to open the temple, 93.
Begin operations at the temple, 94.
Difficulties encountered from the natives, 95.
Embarrassment of the Cacheff in fixing the price of a sheep, 97.
He drinks wine for the first time, 98.
The natives come to work in great numbers - their ideas on the treasure to be found, 99.
Attempt to rob the boat, 100.
Causes for quitting the works at the temple, and leave Ybsambul, 101.
Hailed and received letters sent by a soldier from Deraou, 102.
Proceed to Cardassy - return to the first Cataract - take possession of a small obelisk and various other blocks of stone in the island of Philoe, 103.
Return to Assouan - visit the granite quarries in the mountains, 105.
Discover a Latin inscription on a column in the quarry - the little knowledge they have of diamonds, 106.
Prepare to depart, 107.
Observation on the manners of the Arabs, 108.
Leave Assouan and arrive at Luxor- proceedings taken to obtain a boat to convey the bust of Memnon to Alexandria, 109.
Works recommenced in Carnak, 111.
Secure a boat - beginning of discoveries, 112.
Count de Forbin, 114.
Description of the place where I first discovered the lion-headed statues, 115.
Further proceedings in Carnak, 116.
Meet Khalil Bey on the Nile, 117.
Conversazione with the Bey and his court, 118.
Account of a dinner with him, 119.
Description of the sepulchres in Gournou and Medinet Aboo, 120.
First excursion in the valley of Beban el Malook - first discover the tomb of a king, 123.
Description of the mountains round the valley - water descends from the desert, 124.
Further difficulties in obtaining a boat, 125
Curious incident by which the boat was obtained, 126.
Trial respecting the boat, and decision in favour of the author, 129.
Works recommenced in Gournou - embark the colossal bust of Memnon, 131.
Preparations for departing to Cairo - Ophthalmia - leave Thebes for Cairo, 133.
Arrival in Cairo - leave Cairo for Alexandria, 134.
Arrive in Rosetta - Bogase - and in Alexandria - landed and lodged the colossal head in the Bashaw's magazine ready to be embarked for England - farther proposal to ascend the Nile, 135.
Return to Cairo - account of Captain Cabillia's operations at the Pyramids, 136.
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Left Cairo for Thebes, 141.
Stopped at Tabeen and Boorumbol, 142.
Description of an Arabian dance - arrival at Minieh, 143.
Arrival at Eshmounein, and sudden departure for Luxor, 144.
A forced march to Thebes, 145.
Account of Bedoween horsemen and their tents, 146.
Disagreeable consequences occasioned by the interpreter omitting to send a letter to the Defterdar Bey, 148.
Another interview with the Cacheff of Erments - miracles performed by a Santon, 150.
Further proceedings in Luxor, 151.
Description of the temple of Carnak, 152.
Further proceedings in Thebes, 154.
Description of the natives, and tombs of Gournou, 155.
Observations on the mode of discovery of the tombs, 158.
Further account of the natives - manner of the Fellahs making their researches, 159.
Purchase two metal vases from a chief of the Fellahs, 160.
Further operations and discovery of lionheaded sphinxes in Carnak, 162.
Iron sickle discovered under one of the sphinxes, 163.
Further knowledge acquired on the discovery of tombs - Herodotus's description of mummies, 165.
Observations on the various classes and descriptions of mummies, 167.
Of animal mummies, 168.
Of mummy priests, 170.
Mummies discovered in their original position, 171.
Farther account of mummies, 172.
Their decorations - linen manufactures - enamelling, gilding and other arts, 173.
Art of painting, 174.
Sculpture, 175.
Architecture, and knowledge of arches with a key-stone, 176.
Sculpture, 179.
Uncover the foundation of a temple in the waste of Gournou - curious manner in discovering a tomb, 180.
Description of a night's lodging in the tomb, 181.
Happiness of the natives of Gournou, 182.
Their preparations for a wedding, 183.
Proceedings in Carnak - discovery of a colossal head - accumulate various articles, 184.
Arrival of the Defterdar Bey at Gamola, and his orders - receive information from the Sheik of Gournou, 185.
Present a letter from the Bashaw to the Defterdar Bey, 186.
The Bey visits Thebes, 187.
He visits Medinet Aboo, 188.
His barbarous conduct towards the Sheik of Gournou, 189.
He ascends the Nile, and returns to Thebes, 191.
Interview with the Bey on his return from Deraou, 192.
Arrival of two of the fathers of the Propaganda at Thebes, 192.
Description of a whirlwind, 195.
Mirage, 196.
Locusts - deception of Defterdar Bey in issuing a firman for men to work, 197.
Preparations for and departure to the island of Philoe - further account of its monuments, 199.
Preparations for Ybsambul - arrival of Captains Irby and Mangles, 202.
Celebration of the birth-day of his Majesty George III. - leave Philoe, and arrive at Ybsambul, 203.
Proceed to the second Cataract - combination of the natives and boatmen to extort money, 204.
Return to Ybsambul - arrival of the Cacheffs, Daoud and Khalil - displeasure of Khalil - preparations for opening the temple, 205.
Commence opening the temple, 206.
Works stopped by the Ramadan - resolve to work ourselves, 207.
Visits from strange Cacheffs, said to be from Ibrim, 208.
Their conduct, 209.
Works continued - entry into the temple - description of the interior, 211.
Description of the exterior, 213.
Leave Ybsambul, 214.
Arrive at Tomas - return to Deir, 215.
Arrive at Almeida - return to Kalabshe - opposition of the natives to our entering the temple, 216.
Arrival at Hindau, 217.
Arrival at Debod, and return to Philoe - descend the cataract to Assouan - visit the granite quarries and the Latin inscription, 218.
Departure from Assouan - pass Edfu - landed at Elethias - description of it, 219.
Return to Luxor, 220.
Return to Erments to obtain a firman for labourers to work at Gournou - the Cacheff is displaced by the Bey, 221.
Commence searching for the kings' tombs, 222.
Description of the valley of Beban el Malook, 224.
Number and description of the tombs, 225.
Further discovery of tombs, 227.
Arrival of travellers, 228.
Their visit to a newly discovered tomb, 229.
Recommence operations, and point out the spot where the great tomb is found, 230.
Further proceedings, 231.
Enter the tomb, 232.
Further entrance, and description of its various apartments, 234.
Discovery of the sarcophagus of alabaster, 236.
Description of the entrance into the tomb of Psammuthis, 237.
Description of the various representations in the tomb, and figures in sculpture on the walls, 238.
Painting-method taken for procuring a fac simile of the tomb, 239.
Description of the various figures, 240.
Dr. Young's discovery of the name of the tomb, 242.
Continuation of the description of the figures, 243.
Mahomet Aga visits the tomb, 246.
Unfortunate fate of the stones prepared to be taken from the isle of Philoe, 248.
Arrival of a noble family and the consul at Thebes - set off for and arrive at Boolak, 250.
Meet with Count de Forbin, 251.
Despatches arrive from India, 252.
Farther account of Count de Forbin, 253.
Transmit to Europe, by the Count, an account of his proceedings, 254.
Visit the Pyramids - reflection on the possibility of penetrating that of Cephrenes, and motive which induced the author to undertake it, 255.
Difficulties encountered, 256.
Observations on the Pyramids, 257.
Mode of obtaining permission for the operation, 258.
Caution observed not to let the proceedings be known, 259.
Begin the undertaking, 260.
Foundation of a large temple discovered, 261.
Tedious operations without any prospect of success - first discovery of an entrance, 262.
Disappointment, and determination still to persevere, 265.
Calculation by which the true entrance was discovered, 266.
Again resume the work - Arrival of Chevalier Frediani, 267.
Discovery of the blocks of granite belonging to the true entrance - discovery of the true entrance, 268.
Difficulties in entering - description of the portcullis, 270.
Description of the interior - the sarcophagus found in the great chamber, 271.
Arabic inscription observed on the wall of the chamber - translation of it, 272.
Bones found in the sarcophagus - place from whence the stones have been taken for building the Pyramids, 275.
Accounts of the Pyramids, 276.
The supposed purpose for which they were erected, 277
Their dimensions, 278.
Opinion on there not being hieroglyphics on the Pyramids, 279.
Their coating - on their being surrounded by the Nile - operation on the third Pyramid, 280.
Preparations for a third journey to Thebes, 282.
Set off for Thebes, 283.
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Visit the Defterdar Bey of Siout - his amusements in military exercise and observations on fire-arms, 283.
Mode of trying capital crimes, 284.
The Bey's knowledge on architecture, 286.
Proceed towards Thebes - visit my old friend Soliman, Cacheff of Erments, at Tacta, 288.
Eclipse of the sun - arrival and proceedings at Thebes, 289.
Discover a fine colossal statue - opinion on the right site of the temple of Memnon, 291.
Hints to travellers where to dig for antiquities, 292.
Take models of the tombs in wax, 294.
The author's motives for undertaking a journey to the Red Sea, 295.
Preparations for departure, 296.
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