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. ix + 400 pages, 15 brown-tinted photograph plates, edges foxed. The story of the author's travels through Syria, Iraq (including Babylon and Ur), Egypt (including Cairo, the gold and mummy of Tut-ankh-Amun, Alexandria), Mount Sinai, Rome in the late 1930s. H V Morton (1892-1979) was a Daily Express journalist who 15 years earlier has "scooped" the story of the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb, and wrote numerous popular books about his travels.