138 MR. HO1RNERON THE ALLUVIAL LAND OF EGYPT. during the last year in a series of seventy-two pits sunk across the valley, in the parallel of H-eliopolis,from the Libyan to the Arabian chain of hills. For this great extension of the inquiry I am indebted to the unabated liberality of the Viceroy; to the continued warm interest taken in it by Mr. MURRAY, SOlong as he remainedin the country, followed up as it has been, with equal zeal, by our present Consul- General in Egypt, the Honourable FREDERICK BRUCE;and to the untiring energy of My very able coadjutor, HEKEKYAN BEY.
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MR. HORNER ON THE ALLUVIAL LAND OF EGYPT.