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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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The road from Jerusalem to Babylon to the city of the Soldan the first day and to Gaza, and thence to the castle of Daire (Daron) and to one of the two ends of Syria, and through the wilderness which is called Asalec, a journey of eight days with sandy paths; and though it be a desert, food can be got by purchase. And on leaving that castle or that desert men come to Bellech, a good town in Egypt Canopica, and thence one gets to Alofe (Halope), and from Alofe to Babylon, and from Babylon to Cairo.