Environs du Kaire [Cairo]. 1. Vue de petit bras du Nil vis-à-vis de l'île de Roudah [el-Rôda]; 2. Vue de l'Allée des Sycomores dans l'île de Roudah [el-Rôda]; 3. Vue de Jardin de Mourâd Bey à Gyzeh [Jîzah].
Egypt impressed the imagination of all European cultures for a very loan time. 19th century Egyptomania was as a result of Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign (1798–1801) and, as a result of the scientific study of ancient Egyptian remains and culture inspired by this campaign. Western interest in ancient Egyptian history has led to extensive archaeological expeditions and innumerable collections of these magnificent antiquities worldwide.