Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples…


Read by David Wales

(4.6 stars; 14 reviews)

Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his removal to England of the seven ton bust of Ramesses II, the clearing of sand from the entrance of the great temple at Abu Simbel, the discovery and documentation of the tomb of Seti I, and the first to penetrate into the second pyramid of Giza. This 1820 narrative of his travels and discoveries is fascinating. Full title: Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations, in Egypt and Nubia; and of a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice, and of another to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon - Summary by David Wales (15 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Preface 7:12 Read by David Wales
First Journey 1 Alexandria. Plague. Cairo. Pyramids. Wounded. Rebellion. Marri… 37:30 Read by David Wales
First Journey 2 Arabian play and farce. Soldiers shooting. Hydraulic machine. … 31:09 Read by David Wales
First Journey 3 Removing Memnon bust. Difficulties. Turkish dinner. Work procee… 38:15 Read by David Wales
First Journey 4 Mummy cave. Assouan. First Cataract. Elephantine. Alarmed by t… 34:20 Read by David Wales
First Journey 5 Journey continues. Several villages. Description of the natives… 37:27 Read by David Wales
First Journey 6 Second cataract. Land journey. Frighten natives. Ascend agains… 29:26 Read by David Wales
First Journey 7 Great numbers of workers. Attempt at robbery. Return to first c… 35:07 Read by David Wales
First Journey 8 Carnak. The Bey and court. The tomb of a king. The boat and its… 52:17 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 1 Cairo to Thebes, Tabeen and Boorumbol. An Arabian dance. Force… 30:54 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 2 Gournou natives and tombs. More on the natives. Two metal vase… 33:15 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 3 Mummy priests. Mummies and their decoration. Linen, enamellin… 43:16 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 4 Ascends Nile. Thebes. Bey interview. Two Fathers. Whirlwind. M… 32:52 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 5 Opening the temple. Ramadan. Other cacheffs. Entry to temple.… 33:28 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 6 Valley of Beban el Malook. Tombs. Arrival of travelers. Tomb e… 35:50 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 7 Tomb of Psaummuthis. Painting. Name of the tomb. Isle of Philo… 37:04 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 8 Difficulties. Observation on the Pyramids. Foundation of temp… 30:00 Read by David Wales
Second Journey 9 Difficulties in entering. Description of interior. Arabic ins… 28:50 Read by David Wales
Third Journey Visit Defterdar Bey. Capital crimes. Thebes. Eclipse of the sun.… 33:26 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Red Sea 1 Great Nile inundation. Across the desert. Hills of gr… 32:04 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Red Sea 2 Emerald Mountains. Miners. Journey to Sakiet. The Red … 34:21 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Red Sea 3 Sulphur mines. Ancinet town. Journey to the Nile. Well… 37:20 Read by David Wales
Account Of Taking Of The Obelisk From The Island Of Philoe To Alexandria 1 The… 33:53 Read by David Wales
Account Of Taking Of The Obelisk From The Island Of Philoe To Alexandria 2 A s… 30:15 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Oasis Of Ammon 1 Entry to Faioum. Brick pyramids. Lake. Temple … 28:45 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Oasis Of Ammon 2 Ancinet Arsinoe. Guide for the desert. Bedpwee… 36:48 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Oasis Of Ammon 3 Searching for antiquities. Mineral fountain. T… 38:00 Read by David Wales
Journey To The Oasis Of Ammon 4 Return begun. Various villages. Arrival at Nil… 28:40 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Amazing book, Amazing reader


(5 stars)

Read in a good voice, the book is a wonderful account of his trips through Egypt. Not only does the book talk about the temples and monuments, but of small details like customs inspection, etiquette around soldiers, etc. Reader can become monotone at some times.


(5 stars)

sounds like Indian Jones and conan 🤣👨‍🏫really interesting and unintentionally funny