Insight Guides: Egypt (6th Revised edition)

Insight Guides: Egypt (6th Revised edition)

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This brand new edition Insight Guide to Egypt features a wealth of inspiring full-colour photography, including double page spreads of some of the most outstanding views. The top ten sights are identified to show you the very best of this diverse country and to help you plan your trip priorities. A 'Best of' section highlights the most unique experiences Egypt has to offer, along with personal recommendations on the best views, Christian sights, mosques, museums and more. An in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country region-by-region, with all the principal sites cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps. Additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation. Colour-coded sections cover history and interesting features on everything from art and culture to the local people. There are also nine brand new 'Photo Features', covering the ancient gods, pyramids, wildlife and more. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, activities, and an A-Z of other practical information, including useful contact numbers, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.

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Contents

Introduction: The Best of Egypt; The Spell of Egypt; The Egyptians. History: Decisive Dates; Ancient Egypt; The Ptolemaic Period; The Roman Period and Early Christianity; Egypt Under Islam; Muhammad Ali and Modern Egypt. Features: Popular Culture; A Love of Food; Egyptian Coffee Houses. Places: Introduction; Cairo; Giza Memphis and Saqqarah; The Pases and the Fayyum; Middle Egypt; Upper Egypt; Abu Simbel and Nubia; Alexandria and the Northern Coast; The Suez Canal; Sinai; The Red Sea and Eastern Desert. Insights: Mini Features: Historical Nubia; The Suez Canal. Photo Features: Ancient Gods; Dance; Nineteenth-century Travellers; The Egyptian Museum; Islamic Cairo; The Pyramids; Wildlife; Underwater Archaeology; Scuba Diving in the Red Sea. Travel Tips; Transport; Accommodation; Activities; A-Z Practical Information; Language; Further Reading.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/06/2009
  • ISBN13: 9789812820655
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9789812820655
  • weight: 730
  • ISBN10: 9812820655
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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