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H 245 x W 175 mm

330 pages

Illustrated throughout with 42 plates in colour

Published Jul 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784916275

Digital: 9781784916282

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Early travellers; Near East; Mass tourism; long distance travel; Egypt Nubia; Red sea; Constantinople; India

Publications of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East

Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East

Edited by Neil Cooke, Vanessa Daubney

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Long distance travel and mass tourism are not recent phenomena. Papers from the 2015 ASTENE Conference in Exeter demonstrate that over the centuries many individuals and groups of people have left the safety of their family home and travelled huge distances both for adventure and to learn more about other peoples and places.



Introduction (Neil Cooke) ;

1. The Diary of Max Weidenbach: Encounters with Scholars and Travellers during the Prussian Scientific Expedition to Egypt 1842–45 (Susanne Binder and Boyo G. Ockinga) ;

2. O Cymru i Wlad y Nîl: Teithwyr Cymreig yn yr Aifft From Wales to the Land of the Nile: Welsh Travellers in Egypt (Tessa T. Baber) ;

3. Jakov Šašel (Jacob Schaschel) and his travels to Egypt, Nubia and Africa 1853–54 (Mladen Tomorad) ;

4. Tycoons on the Nile: How American Millionaires brought Egypt to America (Susan Allen) ;

5. A Bostonian in Egypt at the Dawn of Photography (Andrew Oliver) ;

6. Edward Robinson, Eli Smith and Their Travels in Search of Biblical Geography (Susan Cohen) ;

7. The Boston Green Head: Tales of a much-travelled ancient Egyptian sculpture (Lawrence M. Berman) ;

8. Observations, Adventures and Scandals: East India Company Officers on the Red Sea and in the Syrian Desert 1776–81 (Janet Starkey) ;

9. An Artist Recovered from Anonymity: Antoine van der Steen – ‘Un peintre du Bosphore’, a Discoverer of the Midas Monument and Lieutenant-fireworker in the Bombay Artillery (Brian J. Taylor) ;

10. Edmond G. Reuter: A Life between Ancient Egypt and the Arts and Crafts Movement (Hélène Virenque) ;

11. Guilty or Innocent? The Buckingham vs. Bankes Libel Trial of 1826 (Don Boyer) ;

12. Thomas Legh of Lyme: Travels in Greece, and the First Encounters with the Temples of Nubia (Robert G. Morkot) ;

13. ‘A Political Education’: Lady Augusta Gregory in Egypt (Cathy McGlynn) ;

14. Wilde about Egypt: Sir William Wilde in Egypt (Emmet Jackson) ;

15. A French Traveller in the Levant: The Marquis Charles-Jean-Melchior de Vogüé (1829–1916), with reference to William Henry Waddington (1826–94) (Sheila McGuirk) ;

16. In Constantinople During the Crimean War (Peta Rée) ;

17. Joun Encounter: Alexander William Kinglake meets Lady Hester Stanhope (Paul Starkey) ;

18. ‘A Mani Splendoured Thing’ – or Fermor’s Folly (John Chapman) ;