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Omar Toussoun: Enlightened Prince and National Geographer


It is not rare to be a geographer and adventurer, geographer and traveller, and sometime geographer and/or over-seas trader. But being a geographer and a royal prince is a unique case in the historical records.
Atef MohammedPrince Omar Toussoun (1872-1944) belongs to that period of time when Egypt underwent contradictory ambitions and geopolitical conflicts.
He was born in the northern port city of Alexandria, at a time when the British occupation had been present in Egypt for a decade. The British staked their claim to the country after their naval fleet had stormed Egyptian forts, and toppled the out-of-date fortifications on …read more

Source:: Daily News Egypt

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