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A Parallel between the Manners of its ancient

and modern Inhabitants, its Commerce, Agriculture, Government and Religion ;

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PRINTED FOR G. J. AND J. ROBINSON,

PATER- NOSTER - ROW,

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L E T T E R I.

THE ROUTE FROM ACHMIM TO DEN.

DERA.

Souadi described, on the east of which are two

ancient inonasteries, surrounded by the ruins which denote the scite of Crocodilopolis. Observations on Menchia, and the ancient Ptolemais of Hermes, the ruins of which are not far distant ; with the state of the neighbouring country. Remarks on Girga, the capital of Upper Egypt, and on Abydus, which stands to the west. The famous temple of Osiris, into which fingers and musicians were forbidden to enter, is at this place. Remarks on Farchout, and its delightful orchards.

The ruins of Tentyra, near Dendera, and the hatred of its ancient inhabitants to crocodiles.

To M. L. M.

Grand Cairo, 1779. LEAVE we the town of Achmim, and the serpent Haridi, and let us cross the Nile, VOL. II,

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