Travelers in the Middle East Archive

The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) at Rice University in Houston “is a digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. TIMEA offers electronic texts such as travel guides, museum catalogs, and travel narratives, photographic and hand-drawn images of Egypt, historical maps, and interactive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps of Egypt and Cyprus.” Actually, the GIS map feature doesn’t work right now: “1/19/2010: TIMEA’s interactive GIS maps are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.” Here’s hoping it will come back soon.  “In addition, TIMEA provides educational modules that set the materials in context and explore how to conduct historical research.”

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