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Travels in Arabia Comprehending an Acco

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ISBN-10: 1406800813

ISBN-13: 9781406800814

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Lewis Burckhardt

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Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burkhardt (1784-1817) was a Swiss traveller, geographer and orientalist, best known for rediscovering the ruins of the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan. After studying at Leipzig and Gottingen universities he travelled to England in 1806 hoping to join the civil service but was unsuccessful. Instead he took employment with the African Association, a club founded in 1788 whose mission was to discover the origin and course of the Niger River and the location of Timbuktu. In preparation for an expedition calling for an overland journey from Cairo to Timbuktu, he attended Cambridge University to study Arabic science and medicine. At…    
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List price: $24.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Language: English