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TRAVELS

THROUGH

THE CRIMEA, TURKEY, AND EGYPT.

CHAPTER I.

Alexandria - Pompey's Pillar — Cleopatra's Needle— Visit to the

Pacha Mohamed Ali-New Seraglio-the Catacombs_Destructive Indolence of the Turks-Social Life among the Franks at Alexandria—Departure for Cairo-Fouah-Interview with the Governor-His Fondness for Raki-His Cunning-Banks of the NileFirst Sight of the Pyramids-Boulak-Cairo-Mr. Salt-Mr. B. --Costumes at Cairo-Site of Heliopolis--Bazaar - Visit to the Pyramids — Return to Cairo—Tombs at old Cairo—that of the Grand-daughter of the Prophet-Tombs of the Mamelukes—the Maturia.

On the 19th we went ashore to deliver our letters of introduction. Having settled at the inn, and engaged a servant, our first object was to visit the far-famed column, commonly known as Pompey's Pillar, standing about two miles from

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