By James P. Allen
This ebook accompanies the 1999-2000 vacationing exhibition, which assembled one the main vast collections of Egyptian artwork and artefacts because the Tutankhamun exhibition within the overdue Seventies. Illustrations and essays deliver this panopoly of previous country gadgets to existence.
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I was laid up all yesterday afternoon with depression at the bloodshed . . I cannot stay here in agony. David Livingstone left for Ujiji with his fourteen men and an unknown number of women on 20 July. He had been delayed at 33 solving the mystery the last moment by one of his slaves, who had pretended to be ill, so that he and his fellows gained ‘time to negotiate for women with whom they had cohabited’. Disgusted by his followers, and traumatised by the killings, against his will Livingstone was turning his back on the river that had carried all his hopes.
56 During the three days following his ﬁrst sight of the Lualaba’s wide expanse of smooth and slow-moving brown water, he made numerous attempts to buy canoes from local people, but all failed. Four days later, a local Manyema chief agreed to sell him a dugout large enough to hold him and all his men. 57 The Manyema’s refusal to sell canoes and dugouts was entirely rational. They feared that if strangers were to cross the river they would extend the slave trade to the left bank. But, as Livingstone realised, this reluctance was already encouraging the slavers to take dugouts by force.
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Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids by James P. Allen