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Land of the Pharaohs

Ancient even to the ancients, Egypt has long held an almost magical allure. The many layers of the country's past and present are now available to more people than ever before. Whether you are heading for the holiday of a lifetime or looking to enhance your knowledge and understanding of Egypt, both ancient and modern, including where to view the country's many treasures in some of the world's top museums, this Odyssey guide to Egypt is essential reading.

Robert Morkot's insightful guide takes you on a journey through the ages from the earliest times of the pharaohs to Islamic Egypt and the very recent discovery of prehistoric mammal and dinosaur fossils. His informative, perceptive text sheds light on the history, culture, art and religion of ancient Egypt, as well as providing practical and personalized information on where to go and what to see, all richly complemented with stunning color photography from internationally renowned photographers. Carefully selected literary excerpts and special topics add flavour and a historical perspective, while detailed site plans greatly enrich your visit to the major places of interest. An important new chapter on museums, both within Egypt and at selected locations around the world, including information on a major exhibition in the United States of Tutankhamun's treasures, is an exciting and invaluable resource for all those interested in the spellbinding art and culture of Egypt.


“...... a thorough guidebook which makes all of Egypt's mysteries accessible... From exciting Cairo to the quiet, unspoiled Biblical Sinai, Egypt offers historical background and contemporary cultural insights that enrich a trip to Egypt. Robert Morkot shares the basics of Egyptian food, etiquette and customs, shopping and sports ... Detailed maps, hotel and airline information, and an introduction to the hieroglyphic alphabet make this book an essential guide to a fascinating country...” - Midwest Book Review


+ Fifth edition, with an additional 148 pages of new information and colour photography

+ Museum listing of Egyptian treasures around the world

+ Essential guide to the history and culture of this most ancient of civilizations?

+ Carefully selected literary excerpts and special topics add to the historical and cultural perspective

+ Useful facts for the visitor, and a great read for the armchair traveller

+ Information on the latest international Tutankhamun exhibition

+ Recommended reading, music and film

+ Useful websites

+ Diving the Red Sea and its Marsa Alam area

+ Egypt and the Silk Road

+ Written by an Egyptologist with many years of experience in lecturing and research who brings his own, at times highly individual, perspective on the history and monuments

+ Beautifully illustrated by internationally renowned photographers

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Egypt - Land of the Pharaohs


Robert Morkot - Author
Anthony Cassidy - Photographer


Publication Date : May 2005
Category : TRAVEL/Africa
Paperback ISBN 10 : 9622177018
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-701-7
Edition : Fifth Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 24.95, GB£ 15.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 504
Photos : 92 color
Maps : 49 maps/plans

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