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Poirot the Traveller

Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) consults his travel guide book in Death on the Nile from the famed series Agatha Christie's Poirot. The guide book was published in  1907  The Nile. Notes for Travellers in Egypt . The author E. A. Wallis Budge (27 July 1857 – 23 November 1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous expeditions to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. He published many books on Egyptology, helping to bring the findings to larger audiences. He was knighted in 1920 for his service to Egyptology and the British Museum.

The Nile. Notes for Travellers in Egypt - Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge

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Poirot Reads

Poirot takes time out for some light reading.

Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) in a scene from in the episode One, Two, Buckle My Shoe from the classic series Agatha Christie's Poirot, is seen reading Classic Myth and Legend by A. R. Hope. Moncrieff

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Classic Myth and Legend 1920 by A. R. Hope. Moncrieff

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