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Tag Archives: Cairo
Easter Season in Egypt, 1834: ‘Smelling the Breeze’, Making Kishk, Eating Colored Eggs & Salted Fish
Manners and Customs of The Modern Egyptians, by E. Lane, is a two-volume set filled with lore about Egypt during the author’s time (1834). And although it makes for fascinating reading, the book is now largely ‘put down’ by post-colonial theorists … Continue reading
The intrepid global traveller Ida Pfeifer visited the Holy Lands and Egypt in 1842. While in Egypt she traveled to Giza and climbed the great pyramid. Below is a description of her adventure, take from a longer blog on her … Continue reading
This Friday, a series of cat and other animal videos – mostly funny. This first video is by Jim Hausman, who owns both the cat and the deer. The deer is totally immobile, a trait found in the wild when … Continue reading
Ida Pfeiffer was one of the most intrepid of Victorian travellers. In the early to mid part of the 19th century she travelled not only to the Middle East, but also to other areas of the globe. This entry is about … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Coptist:
The story of Coptic typography begins with a pilgrimage from Oppenheim to the Holy Land in 1483 by Bernhard von Breydenbach, Canon of Mainz and Dean of its Cathedral. Bernhard von Breydenbach was accompanied to…
Unsigned plate of a dahabiyeh attributed to Antonio Beato Houseboats on the Nile were the rage for decades, and during my years in Egypt houseboats were … Continue reading
Comfort foods in Egypt depend on the region. In urban areas, ful (beans) with ‘aysh balady (country bread) and tourshy (pickles) is a winning sandwich for any time of the day and available in street carts throughout cities. Falafel, fried ful beans with cumin and … Continue reading