The Land of Midian, by Richard F. Burton

Appendix I.

Dates of the Three Journeys (Northern, Central, and Southern) made by the Second Khedivial Expedition.

First Journey.

(December 19, 1877, to February 13, 1878.)

December 6, 1877, left Cairo.
10 1877, left Suez.
14 1877, reached El–Muwaylah (Sharm Yáhárr) on the “Day of ‘Arafát.”
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December 19, 1877, landed at El–Muwaylah.
21 1877, marched upon Wady Tiryam.
22 1877, marched upon Wady Sharmá.
23 1877, marched upon Jebel el-Abyaz.
30 1877, returned to Wady Sharmá.
January 7, 1878, marched upon ‘Aynúnah.
8 1878, halted at ‘Aynúnah.
9 1878, halted at Wady el-‘Usaylah.
10 1878, reached Magháir Shu’ayb.
25 1878, marched upon Makná.
February 3 1878, embarked for the Marsá Dahab in the Sinaitic Peninsula.
4 1878, to the anchorage of El–Nuwaybi’.
5 1878, anchored at Pharaoh’s Island.
6 1878, halted at Pharaoh’s Island.
7 1878, steamed to El-‘Akabah town.
8 1878, ran down Gulf el-‘Akabah.
9 1878, anchored under Tírán Island.
10 1878, halted at Tírán Island.
February 11, 1878, ran from wrecking to Sináfir Island.
12 1878, halted at Sinafir Island.
13 1878, returned to El–Muwaylah (Sharm

Yáhárr).

Second Journey.

(February 17, 1878, to March 8,1878.)

February 17, 1878 walked to ruins of Abú Hawáwít.

18 ,, marched upon the Safh Jebel Malíh in the Wady Surr.
19 ,, camped in the Sayl Wady el-Jimm.
20 ,, marched upon El–Nagwah.
21 ,, reached the head of the Wady Sadr.
23 ,, camped below the Col, “El–Khuraytah.”
24 ,, reached the Hismá.
25 ,, descended the two Passes and camped in

the “Jayb el-Khuraytah.”

26 ,, marched upon the Majrá el-Ruways.
27 ,, ,, ,, ,, Wady Damah.
28 ,, ,, ,, ,, ruins of Shuwák.
March 1 ,, halted at the ruins of Shuwák.
2 ,, visited the ruins of Shaghab and camped at the Majrá el-Wághir.
3 ,, visited the ruins El–Khandakí and camped at the plain El–Kutayyifah.
4 ,, marched down the Wady Salmá and camped at the Má el-Badíah.
5 ,, reached Zibá town.
6 ,, halted at Zibá.
7 ,, visited the turquoise-diggings of Zibá and camped at the Máyat el-Ghál.
8 ,, returned to El–Muwaylah (Sharm Yáhárr).

Complementary Excursion to the Shárr Mountain.

March 13, 1878, camped in the Wady el-Káimah.
14 ,, camped in the Wady el-Kusayb.
15 ,, camped in the Safhat el-Wu’ayrah.
16 ,, up the Shárr.
17 ,, camped in the Wady Kuwayd.
18 ,, returned to El–Muwaylah (Sharm Yáhárr).

THIRD JOURNEY.

March 21, 1878, to April 10, 1878.)

March 21, 1878, left Sharm Yáhárr and made the Sharm Dumayghah.
22 ,, halted at El–Dumayghah.
23 ,, anchored in harbour of El–Wijh.
24 ,, set out in the Sinnár southwards.
25 ,, anchored at El–Haurá.
26 ,, halted at El–Haurá.

(On March 26th MM. Marie and Philipin marched from El–Wijh to the Wady Hamz, and rejoined head-quarters on the 28th.)

March 27, 1878 returned to El–Wijh.
29 ,, left El–Wijh and camped at inner fort.
30 ,, to Umm el-Karáyát (ruins and mine).
31 ,, visited ruins of El–Kubbah; camped in Wady Dasnah.
April 1, 1878 to Umm el-Haráb (ruins and mine).
2 ,, camped in the Wady Abá‘l-Gezáz.
3 ,, camped in the plain of Badá.
4 ,, halted at the plain of Badá.
5 ,, camped at the Ayn el-Kurr.
6 ,, camped in the Wady Laylah.
7 ,, camped in the Wady Abá‘l-‘Ajáj.
8 ,, to the ruins of the Gasr Gurayyim Sa’íd (classical temple).
9 ,, to the Abá‘l-Marú (Marwah mine).
1O ,, return to El–Wijh.

THE RETURN TO EGYPT.

April 12, 1878 steamed northwards to Nu’man Island.
13 ,, reached El–Muwaylah (Sharm Yáhárr).
18 ,, left El–Muwaylah, night at sea.
19 ,, in Gulf of Suez.
20 ,, reached Suez.
22 ,, reached Cairo.

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