Adventure in the land on the Nile

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On October 15, 1842, the expedition members hoisted the Prussian flag on the Great Pyramid.
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In 1842, 19-year-old Max Weidenbach set off on a research expedition to Egypt. Now his diary has been published for the first time.

“It was magnificent to see when the pyramids looked golden yellow out of the fog.” With these words on November 29, 1842, Max Weidenbach captured the overwhelming sight of the monumental buildings

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