James Bruce

James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730–1794) was a Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia. (Wikipedia)

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Ancient Thebes Bruce visited Thebes, where he entered the tomb of Ramesses III. (wiki)
Baalbek Bruce travelled through Syria, visiting Palmyra and Baalbek. (wiki)
El Escurial Bruce studied oriental manuscripts at the Escorial in Spain. (wiki)
Historic Jeddah After an extensive navigation of the Red Sea in a local vessel, Bruce reached Jidda in May 1769. (wiki)
Palmyra Bruce travelled through Syria, visiting Palmyra and Baalbek. (wiki)
Timgad Travelling Northern Africa, British explorer James Bruce reached the city ruins on 12 December 1765, likely being the first European to visit the site in centuries and described the city as "a small town, but full of elegant buildings." In 1790, he published the book Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, where he described what he had found in Timgad. (wiki Timgad)


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