Social life in Egypt; a description of the country and its people (1884) by Charles William Wilson. PDF book

Social life in Egypt

Social life in Egypt


Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt: social life in Egypt; a description of the country and its people
Major-General Sir Charles William Wilson, (14 March 1836 – 25 October 1905) was a British Army officer, geographer, and archaeologist.

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the bridegroom's house, the bride goes to the public bath, accompanied by a number of her female relations and friends. The procession generally pursues a circuitous route, for the sake of a greater display, and on leaving the house, turns to the right. In Cairo, the bride walks under a canopy of silk, borne by four men, with one of her near female relations on each side of her. Young unmarried girls walk before her; these are preceded by the married ladies, and the procession is headed and closed by a few musicians with drums and hautboys. The bride wears a kind of pasteboard crown or cap and is completely veiled from the view of spectators.


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