publication . Article . 2006

Three North Delta Nomes

D. G. Hogarth;
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  • Published: 07 May 2006
Being desirous, after the revelation of intimacy between prehistoric Crete and Egypt which the Cnossian excavations had made, to know if there were indeed no ‘Aegean’ remains in the Lower Delta, I searched the authorities for an account of the extant antiquities of its north central region—north, that is, of the ‘Berari’ railway, which links Dessuk on the Rosetta Nile with Sherbin on the Damietta arm. But in vain. Nor, for that matter, could I find any description of the scenery of the region itself, more detailed and recent than the romantic sketch of the marshes with which Heliodorus opened his Aethiopica. I had myself visited the extreme south-west corner of ...
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free text keywords: Literature and Literary Theory, Linguistics and Language, Archaeology, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Language and Linguistics, Classics, Paleontology, Delta, Geography
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