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American Travelers in Egypt: 1837-1869
Among the first Americans to visit Egypt was John Ledyard (1751-1789). An adventurous traveler who counted Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette among his friends, Ledyard went to Egypt at the suggestion of Sir William Banks. Arriving in Alexandria, he travelled on to Cairo where, unfortunately, he died before he could leave an extensive account of his visit ... [read more]


American Travelers in Egypt: 1870-1903
What began as a small trickle of American travelers to Egypt in the early part of the nineteenth century became a steady stream, rivaling the flow of the Nile, by the first years of the twentieth century... [read more]



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