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Tea on the terrace

Hotels and Egyptologists' social networks, 1885-1925

By Kathleen Sheppard

Tea on the terrace
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  • ISBN: 9781526166203
  • Publish Date: Aug 2022
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7889-3
    • Pages: 232
    • Price: £20.00
    • Published Date: June 2024

    Description

    Tea on the terrace takes the reader on a fascinating journey down the Nile with legendary Egyptologists. Spending time with these remarkable men and women at their hotels and on their boats, the book reveals that a great deal of important archaeological work took place away from field sites and museums.

    Arriving in Alexandria, travellers moved on to Cairo before heading south for Luxor, the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. The book follows a cast that includes Theodore Davis, Emma Andrews, James Breasted, Wallis Budge, Maggie Benson and Howard Carter, listening in on their conversations and observing their activities. It reveals that hotels in particular became crucial spaces for launching careers, building and strengthening scientific networks and generating new ideas.

    Combining archaeological tourism with the history of Egyptology, and drawing on a vast array of archival materials, Tea on the terrace takes the reader behind the scenes of familiar stories, showing Egyptologists' activities in a whole new light.

    Reviews

    'Will delight all those with an interest in the early development of Egyptology.'
    Anna Garnett, Ancient Egypt Magazine

    'A really insightful analysis of the nexus provided by hotels in Egypt for the colonial enterprise of Egyptology.'
    Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Manchester Museum

    Contents

    Introduction: archaeologists in Egypt
    1 Alexandria: archaeological tourism in a city forgotten
    2 Cairo: the city and tourist victorious
    3 Up the Nile: l'esprit du Nil
    4 Luxor: archaeology with Thomas Cook
    Conclusion: going back home
    Index

    Author

    Kathleen L. Sheppard is a Professor of History at Missouri S&T

    Tea on the terrace

    By Kathleen Sheppard

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