The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

An Introduction to Ethiopian Bruce

This exhibit is a general overview of the life of James Bruce (1730-1794), the history of Ethiopia, Bruce's journey to the source of the Nile, his major published work Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 (first published in 1790), and his critical reception upon returning to Europe in the late 18th century.


Mohammad Abudayyeh, Madeline Dunn, Cody Solomon