European travellers of yore tended to focus less on observing surroundings but using religious texts for guidance
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Following Muhammad Ali Pasha rise to power in Egypt in first half of the 19th Century, Egyptian-led geographical discoveries and military conquests multiplied.
In the fifth century BCE, the Greek historian Herodotus described Egypt as a “gift of the Nile”. He was, in fact, referring to the Nile Delta, created thanks to the alluvial accumulations at the expense of the retreating sea coast
The methodology for realising art from a geographic perspective is actually part of a new geographic doctrine, called “cultural geography.”