Category Archives: John Lewis Burckhardt

Lifestyles and Cuisine of Southwestern Syria, 1809

During the travels of John Lewis Burckhardt in Syria he describes lifestyles as well as major dishes found in  the plateau of Haouran (southwestern Syria).. As well, he gives  recipes for the most important food.  Variations on the cuisine that … Continue reading

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Looking back at Syria: 19th Century Explorations

In 1809 John Lewis Burckhardt set out from England, with the blessings of the Africa Association,  to explore hinterlands of the Middle East, and ultimately to travel by camel caravan from Cairo to West Africa, in order to discover the … Continue reading

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Sorghum Beer Merchants in Mecca, in 1822 and in 1852

[First posted May. 2009,  Revised 17 November 2011] There are several documents that have recently been put on the internet, claiming that Sir Richard Burton did not recognize the earlier trip of John Lewis Burckhardt to Mecca, some 30 years … Continue reading

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