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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