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The Gold-Mines of Midian

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A fascinating chronicle of Burton's 1877 expedition to locate gold and other valuable metals in the Arabian peninsula.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 13th 1995 by Dover Publications (first published 1979)
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This account of an 1877 expedition into the western reaches of Arabia in search of ancient gold mining sites provides a fascinating glimpse into an age when we still hadn’t come to grips with the limits of our known world. It contains a wealth of detailed observations about native peoples, plants, wildlife, minerals, ruins, and the etymology of place names, and yet it is seldom dry. The sense of wonder at penetrating the unknown and the freedom of exploration are always present.

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and Af ...more
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