ABSTRACT

I HASHISH ON the right bank of the Nile, some difiance from the port of Fofiat, where are the ruins of Old

Cairo, and not far from the mountain of Mokatam which towers above the new city, some time after the year 1000 of the Chrifiians, which corresponds to the fourth century of the Mussulman Hegira, there was a little village, mainly inhabited by people of the seCt of the Sabeans.