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Nubia, the modern name of a large African region, formerly part of Ethiopia, and extending on both sides of the Nile from Egypt to Abyssinia and from the Red Sea on the east to the desert on the west. Of late, Nubia has been called the Egyptian Sudan. It was under the rule of the Pharaohs, but under the 20th dynasty was recovered by native rulers, who adopted Egyptian civilization and later became Christianized.

The country is now occupied by mixed races, probably descendants from the pure negro stock mixed with Hamites and with Semitic Arabs who invaded the land in the 7th century, and conquered it in the 14th. Until 1820, it was ruled by native Moslem chiefs, but in that year it was made a part of Egypt by Ismail Pasha, and so remained until 1881. The greater part of the country is arid desert, with small oases here and there on the route of caravans. The most fertile region is near Dongola. Its population, which consists chiefly of Egyptians, sedentary and nomad, numbers 240,382.

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From the tombs of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
From the tomb of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes
Tablet found by G. Belzoni in the Ruins of the Temple of Berenice
No. 1 - Egyptian arch in Thebes
No.1,2,3. Plan and section of the tombs of the kings of Thebes; [4] Plan of a Greek church in the Island of Gulloe, S.C. Nubia; [5]Cassar el Haron; [6] Column from the ruins of Antinoe; [7] Temple of Ibsambul [Abu Sunbul]; [8] Temple of Berenice [Baranis]
View of the ruins of Ombos [Kom Ombo] and adjacent country
Title Page
From the kings tombs in Thebes
Forced passage in to the second pyramid of Ghizeh. Discovered by G. Belzoni, 1818.
Great Chamber in the second pyramid of Ghizeh. Discovered by G. Belzoni, 1818
Bedouins camp
Ruins of Ombos [Kom Ombo]
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
Colossal head discovered in the ruins of Carnak by G. Belzoni
Arabac dance
Entrance of the 2nd pyramid of Ghizeh discovered and opened by G. Belzoni, 2nd March 1818
Map of road to the Mountains of the Emeralds and Berenice on the Red Sea
Tropical plants. The plant named Oshour by Burckardt; Basillah; Suvaroe; Debbo; Egley
From the tombs of kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
Temple on the road to Berenice on the Red Sea
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes
Mode in which the young Memnon's head, (now in the British Museum,) was removed by Belzoni
City of Baccus on the Lake Moeris
View of the interior of the temple in the Isle of Philoe [Philae]
Eleithia
The temple at Erments
Zodiak from the tomb of Psammis [Psammetichus] in Thebes
No. 2 - Egyptian arch in Thebes
Topographical map of the valley of Biban el Malook, in which the tombs of the kings are situated
Section of the pyramid
Overflowing of the Nile
From the Great temple of Ybsambul in Nubia
General view of the pyramids
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
View of Ibrim, Nubia
Temple of Dakke in Nubia
General view of the ruins of the Great Temple at Carnac
Ruins of a wall near the temple at Offedina, Nubia
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes
View of the interior of the temple of Carnak
1. From the temple in Berenice [Baranis]; 2. Stations for the caravans? ; 3. Plan of the temple on the road to Berenice; 4. Greek fort... ; 5. Samaut; 6. Plan of the temple of Sakiet Minor; 7. Temple excavated in the rock in Sakiet Minor.
From the tomb of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
Section of the tomb of Samethis in Thebes. Discovered and opened by G. Belzoni, 1818
Title Page
View of the interior of the temple at Ybsambul in Nubia. Opened by G. Belzoni, 1818
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes
Exterior view of the two temples at Ybsambul
Scite of the Sakiet, in the Mountains of Emeralds, or Zobara, on the road to the Red Sea
Scite of the ruins of Benerice Throglodytica, on the Red Sea
From the tombs of the kings at Thebes, discovered by G. Belzoni
[No. 3. Animal mummies]: 1.Ibis, 2. Ape, 3. Fox, 4. Cat, 5. Ram, 6. Crocodile; 7. Bull.
General view of the scite of Thebes

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