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Desert Traveller: Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt

Biography / Memoir

By: K Sim

447 pages, B/w illus, maps

Phoenix Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #121805 | ISBN: 1842120867
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The first European to enter Petra and discoverer of the colossal figures at Abu Simbel, Burckhardt set out to get to Timbuktu by travelling west with pilgrim caravans from Mecca, only possible for an explorer who could pass as an Arab. This is the story of his remarkable journey.

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