Insight Guides: Nile (5th Revised edition)

Insight Guides: Nile (5th Revised edition)

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This brand new edition of the Insight Guide to the Nile has been fully revised and updated. This guide includes a section detailing the history of the area with detailed information on Pyramidology, Ancient Gods, the rise of Christianity, the spread of Islam and much more. Features cover aspects of the life and culture, ranging from Taming the Nile, the history of Nile cruising, the people of the Nile and Egyptian cuisine, alongside others. The guide then details a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, ranging from Nubia and Lake Nasser, Aswan to Luxor and Cairo, along with a comprehensive travel tips section packed with essential information on transport, accommodation, eating out, activities and language tips. This new edition contains over 250 brand-new photographs, which, along with revised text, brings this edition up-to-date, along with several maps.

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Contents

Introduction: The best of the Nile; The Wonder of the Nile; The Nile from Source to Delta. History: Decisive Dates; From the Palaeolithic to the Ptolemies; From Pax Romana to the Rise of Christianity; Abbasids, Fatimids and Mamluks The Spread of Islam; Throwing off the Yoke The Birth Pangs of Modern Egypt. Features: Taming the Nile; The History of Nile Cruising; The People of the Nile; A Love of Food; Popular Culture; The Nile in the Cinema; Wildlife. Insights: Mini Features: Pyramidology and Pyramidiocy; Grave Robbers and Curses; The Search for the Source; Behind the Scenes of the Cruise Business; Flourishing Flora; Nubia Old and New; The Blue Nile; The White Nile; The History of Luxor; Discovering Tutankhamun; the Cult of Osiris; The Mummy Business; The Rosetta Stone; the Suez Canal. Photo Features: Gods of Ancient Egypt; Nile Cruising; The Pyramids; Wildlife on the River Nile; Egyptian Museum. Places: Nubia and Lake Nasser; Aswan; Aswan to Luxor; Luxor; Luxor to Abydos; Middle Egypt; Memphis Saqqarah and Giza; Cairo; The Delta. Travel Tips: Transport; Accommodation; Eating Out; Activities; A-Z Practical Information; Language; Further Reading.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9789812822543
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9789812822543
  • weight: 702
  • ISBN10: 9812822542
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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