The World’s Story Volume III: Egypt, Africa and Arabia


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This is the third volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part III include Egypt, Northern, Western and Central Africa, South Africa and Arabia. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for The Death of Cleopatra:
Dolabella: Tomas Peter
Charmian: Monika M.C.
Cleopatra: Sandra Schmit
Iras: Eva Davis
Guardsman: Roger Melin
Clown: Nemo
First Guard: DrPGould
Second Guard: Larry Wilson
Caesar: alanmapstone
Narrator: Sonia

(16 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Prayer in a mosque: Old Cairo, Painting, Frontispiece 3:08 Read by Sonia
Egypt Part I: How things were done four thousand years ago: Historical note 2:20 Read by Sonia
Strange stories of early Egypt, by Herodotus 7:32 Read by Sonia
Early Egyptian picture-writing, by Amelia B. Edwards 5:56 Read by Sonia
How the Egyptians painted portraits, by Amelia B. Edwards 5:59 Read by Sonia
Conquests of Rameses II, an Egyptian wall painting p. 10 2:18 Read by Sonia
The king's palace and his attendants, by G. Maspero 14:38 Read by Jim Locke
How the Egyptians amused themselves, by Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson 19:19 Read by Jim Locke
An Egyptian experiment, by Herodotus 2:43 Read by Jim Locke
Egypt Part II: Stories and poems of Ancient Egypt: Historical note 2:12 Read by Jim Locke
From the oldest book in the world, by Ptah-Hotep, put into meter by Hardwicke D… 3:56 Read by Nemo
The lost malachite, from the ancient Egyptian, edited by W. M. Flinders Petrie 5:09 Read by DrPGould
Procession of the royal bull Apis-Osiris, painting p. 40 1:35 Read by Keith Hunter
The shipwrecked sailor, from the ancient Egyptian, edited by W. M. Flinders Pet… 9:57 Read by DrPGould
The magic book, from the ancient Egypt, edited by W. M. Flinders Petrie 15:22 Read by DrPGould
Egypt Part III: Pyramids and palaces: Historical note 1:41 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A trip to the pyramids, by Bayard Taylor 16:05 Read by Monika M. C.
How Cheops built his pyramid, by Herodotus 5:41 Read by thestorygirl
Building the pyramids, painting p. 68 3:28 Read by thestorygirl
Karnak and the Hall of Columns, by Charles Dudley Warner 13:01 Read by Jim Locke
Colonnade of the temple of Rameses III, Thebes, photograph p. 74 1:46 Read by thestorygirl
How to excavate a buried town, by W. M. Flinders Petrie 18:34 Read by April6090
Portal of Euergetes I, Thebes, photograph p. 84 1:59 Read by thestorygirl
Egypt Part IV: In the days of Pharaoh: Historical note 1:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The mighty reign of Sesostris (Rameses II), by Diodorus the Sicilian 18:00 Read by Jim Locke
The story of Joseph, from the Old Testament 53:40 Read by thestorygirl
Joseph sold by his brethren, painting p. 100 1:42 Read by thestorygirl
In the brick fields, by Rev. J. H. Ingraham 26:25 Read by Jim Locke
'Let my people go'', by Théophile Gautier; translated by Augusta McC. Wright 34:06 Read by Jim Locke
The victory over the Khita, by Pen-Ta-Ur, 1326 B.C. put into meter by Hardwicke… 12:43 Read by Jim Locke
Finding Pharaoh, by Edward L. Wilson 24:39 Read by Jim Locke
Going to see Pharaoh (Rameses II), by Hardwicke D. Rawnsley 24:00 Read by Jim Locke
Egypt Part V: The glory wanes: Historical note 1:50 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Why Phanes was exiled, by Georg Ebers 18:33 Read by Dave Lantz
The founding of Alexandria (332 B.C.), by Plutarch 3:15 Read by alanmapstone
Antony and Cleopatra, painting p. 204 3:29 Read by alanmapstone
The death of Cleopatra (30 B.C.), by William Shakespeare 12:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Egypt Part VI: Modern Egypt: Historical note 1:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bonaparte in Egypt, painting p. 214 1:31 Read by Foon
The battle of the pyramids (1798), by John S. C. Abbott 23:56 Read by DrPGould
Bonaparte before the Sphinx, painting p. 228 2:08 Read by Tomas Peter
The story of the Suez Canal, from ''All the year round'', 1854 20:12 Read by thestorygirl
How General Gordon outwitted the King of Abyssinia (between 1873 and 1880), by … 2:37 Read by Chris Fields
The death of General Gordon at Khartoum (1885), by Anonymous 17:47 Read by Graham Scott
Up the cataracts of the Nile (1875), by Charles Dudley Warner 28:37 Read by Scotty Smith
Northern Africa Part I: Legendary history and the story of Carthage: Historical… 2:29 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Ulysses in the land of the Lotus-Eaters (Tripoli), by Homer 2:10 Read by alanmapstone
Aeneas at Carthage, by Virgil 13:50 Read by Dave Lantz
Aeneas at the court of Dido, painting p. 276 2:14 Read by alanmapstone
The cutting of the aqueduct, by Gustave Flaubert 15:01 Read by April6090
The fall of Carthage (146 B.C.) by Rev. Alfred J. Church 19:06 Read by DrPGould
Northern Africa Part II: Life and customs in Northern Africa: Historical note 2:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Barbary pirates learned to respect the American flag (1815), by John Ba… 13:34 Read by Graham Scott
Traditions of the sheikhs of Morocco (sixteenth century), by T. H. Weir 19:14 Read by Farnood
Morocco law (sixteenth century), by Edmondo de Amicis 7:01 Read by Angelique G. Campbell
Hawking in Algeria, painting p. 322 2:19 Read by April6090
One day in Morocco (nineteenth century) by Edmondo de Amicis 20:46 Read by Farnood
The great market of Tripoli (latter part of nineteenth century), by George E. T… 6:46 Read by April6090
Northern Africa Part III: The mystery of the desert: Historical note 2:28 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The hour of prayer in the desert (latter part of nineteenth century), by Gilber… 13:12 Read by Farnood
The oasis of the great-grandfather (latter part of nineteenth century), by Gilb… 13:44 Read by Farnood
The music of the desert (latter part of nineteenth century), by Gilbert Watson 30:19 Read by TJ Burns
Western and Central Africa Part I: Unveiling the dark continent: Historical note 2:20 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Writing a charm (about 1795), by Mungo Park 2:30 Read by Tomas Peter
A zealous missionary (about 1795), by Mungo Park 4:43 Read by DrPGould
A visit to King Moselekatse (1829), by Anne Manning Rathbone 12:55 Read by DrPGould
'The mountain with several caves'' (1854), by David Livingstone 2:30 Read by DrPGould
A magic lantern in Africa (1854), by David Livingstone 1:38 Read by Devorah Allen
The electric wind of the desert (1854), by David Livingstone 2:11 Read by Devorah Allen
The merman missionary (1854), by David Livingstone 2:25 Read by Robin Cook
How I found Livingstone (1871), by Sir Henry M. Stanley 9:43 Read by DrPGould
Western and Central Africa Part II: Adventures in the African jungle: Historica… 2:06 Read by Foon
The village of dwarfs (about 1870), by Paul du Chaillu 38:52 Read by Jim Locke
Crossing an African bridge (about 1868), by Paul du Chaillu 9:01 Read by Jim Locke
Consulting the Man in the Moon (about 1868), by Paul du Chaillu 7:21 Read by Tomas Peter
Du Chaillu the First, King of the Apingi (about 1868), by Paul du Chaillu 3:45 Read by Jim Locke
South Africa: Historical note 1:53 Read by Nella
The last trek, painting p. 436 1:23 Read by Foon
The diamond fields of South Africa (about 1870), by Anthony Trollope 37:38 Read by April6090
A modern battlefield (about 1898), by Julian Ralph 12:40 Read by Farnood
In the South African army (1903-1904), by Gustav Frenssen 19:44 Read by Jim Locke
Advancing upon the enemy (1903-1904), by Gustav Frenssen 17:37 Read by Jim Locke
Arabia Part I: Early history: Historical note 2:04 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The legend of the Arabs, by Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine 10:25 Read by Farnood
Mohammed (about 570-632), by Eva March Tappan 7:22 Read by April6090
A reading from the Koran, painting p. 496 2:17 Read by April6090
The ''Square House'', or Kabah, by Hadji Khan and Wilfrid Sparroy 7:56 Read by Foon
Arabia Part II: Stories of the caliphs of Bagdad: Historical note 1:36 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Al Mansur, builder of Bagdad, and the poet (eighth century A.D.), adapted from … 3:49 Read by TJ Burns
Al Mansur rebuked (eighth century A.D.), adapted from the Arabic by Claude Field 2:34 Read by Angelique G. Campbell
Al Mahdi and the two wishes (eighth century A.D.), adapted from the Arabic by C… 7:05 Read by Foon
Haroun Al Rashid and the musician (eighth century A.D.), adapted from the Arabi… 5:52 Read by DrPGould
The caliph and the poet of the Barmeks (eighth century A.D.), by E. H. Palmer 5:28 Read by swalkerl
The division of the reward (eighth century A.D.), by E. H. Palmer 3:17 Read by Tomas Peter
The caliph and ''the man with the stew'' (eighth century A.D.), by E. H. Palmer 6:20 Read by Michele Fry
The poet and the jester (eighth century A.D.), by E. H. Palmer 2:02 Read by Michele Fry
Arabia Part III: Stories of modern Arabia: Historical note 1:41 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Justice in Arabia (nineteenth century), by Colonel L. Du Couret 7:56 Read by DrPGould
Wit from Arabia, by Colonel L. Du Couret 4:49 Read by Sonia
Arabian Horsemen in battle, painting p. 536 1:34 Read by Sonia
A pilgrimage to Mecca, by Sir Richard F. Burton 10:35 Read by Sonia