The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

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Gondar City.jpg
A picture of a historic section of Gondar, Ethiopia.

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Oil on canvas of a cabinet of curiosity

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The engraving of the Theban harp from Burney's General History of Music (1776)

Image of a cabinet of curiosity from Ferrante Imperato's Dell'Historia Naturale

An image of a painting of Cairo, Egypt during the 19th century

Lake Tana.jpg
A photo of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and the largest lake in Ethiopia.


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A portrait of Sir Francis Bacon

1791 Cartoon mocking the credibility of James Bruce's Travel Narrative

James Bruce depicted in a cartoon in Ethiopia

African Clay House.jpg
An example of a clay house with a thatched, cone-shaped roof, similar to that described by James Bruce. Photographed in Benin in West Africa
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