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Forgotten Heroines

surreymanSurreyman on 05/12/2006

ForgottenHeroines Photo Following in the footsteps of 'ancient' explorers is one of my minority sports.
But they're often not so ancient, really.

The subjects of this quiz were wandering around the North African deserts before Livingstone even had to be 'found' by Stanley, yet died a mere 15 years before I was born - scary, ain't it!

Imagine two Victorian spinsters travelling up the length of the Egyptian Nile alone (apart from local bearers) while other Brit explorers such as Livingstone were still trying to find the other end of this river!

Imagine them, too, trekking across the deserts into the Sinai, then locating (and enabling to be preserved) some of today's oldest original Biblical manuscripts - of around 300 AD.

They should be standing at the peak of exploration history. Yet few seem to have heard of them except me!

This quiz can therefore only skirt around the perimeters and locations of their activities (since you probably haven't heard of them either!).

But if your interest is sparked, there's a paperback you could try and locate in second-hand bookshops or the Internet - 'The Ladies of Castlebrae' by A. Whigham Price, published by Headline, 1987, ISBN: 0-7472-3079-X.

Then you, too, could take a few weeks out and follow in their footsteps, as we did some years back.
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Rating:  (7.87/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Difficult
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Reptilicus  (Level: 85.0)
Mon, 16th Feb '09 3:07 PM

Your quizzes are always wonderful. Reptilicus

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