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The Pyramids

Author : Alberto Siliotti
ISBN : 9774246403
Genre : History
File Size : 52.9 MB
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A new series of handy pocket guides for explorers of Egypt's rich past and exciting present, packed with information and brilliantly illustrated with color photographs, maps, plans, and 3-D drawings--all in just 48 pages. The pyramids of Egypt are an essential stop on virtually every traveler's Egyptian itinerary. This new guide provides the essential historical facts as well as practical information about visiting each of the pyramids on the Giza plateau, while leaving your hands free for clambering in and out of these fascinating monuments.
Category: History

Guide To The Pyramids Of Egypt

Author : Alberto Siliotti
ISBN : 8880952722
Genre : Abu Sir Site (Jīzah, Egypt)
File Size : 58.27 MB
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This guide presents a comprehensive and in-depth description of all the principal pyramids and the great Memphite necropolises of the Old Kingdom in light of most recent excavations and research.
Category: Abu Sir Site (Jīzah, Egypt)

The Egyptian Pyramids

Author : J. P. Lepre
ISBN : 0786429550
Genre : History
File Size : 44.82 MB
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This generously illustrated work is the most complete reference book ever published on these fascinating and compelling structures of the ancient world. Facts on each of the 42 pharaohs and the monuments they constructed (and commentary from the author who has extensively explored them) include all elements of each pyramid complex that have been discovered, and whether a sarcophagus and mummy have been located. Cross-sectional diagrams and floor plans are provided for all pyramids so far uncovered, as well as photographs where available. Longer essays discuss in painstaking detail the unusual features of such as the Bent Pyramid of Pharaoh Sneferu and the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu. Eight appendices include a comparison of Egyptian to Aztec and Mayan pyramids; and notable pyramid authors and explorers. The resulting book offers solutions to many of the intriguing mysteries long associated with the pyramids in addition to tantalizing suggestions of discoveries yet to be made.
Category: History

The Rough Guide History Of Egypt

Author : Michael Haag
ISBN : 1858289408
Genre : History
File Size : 47.90 MB
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The Rough Guide Chronicle charts Egypt's remarkable history with a five-millennia timeline together with sidebars focussing on significant figures from Cheops to Nasser and on topics including irrigation, monasticism, Egyptian movies, popular music, and the Suez crisis.
Category: History

The Rough Guide To Cairo The Pyramids

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ISBN : 9781405386371
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.75 MB
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Adventurous, informative and opinionated, on everything from where to find Cairo's best restaurants to the latest discoveries from antiquity, the Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids ranges from the famous Cities of the Dead to nightlife that only locals know. Getting the best deal, avoiding hassles and having fun are what this guidebook keeps in mind - so you can experience Cairo at its best. An ancient city and the greatest metropolis in the Middle East, its bazaars, museums, mosques, tombs and pyramids are covered in detail. There are clear directions on getting around, accurate maps including the complex byways of Saladin's Islamic Cairo, as well as Christian Coptic Cairo, modern Downtown Cairo, and the mind-blowing Egyptian Museum, plus excursions out of town, including to Alexandris. Well-informed listings - from authors who have been visiting the city for twenty years - reflect an inside knowledge of the city's hotels, restaurants and entertainment from shoestring to expense-account luxury. Whatever you plan to do in Cairo, the Rough Guide puts you in charge.
Category: Travel

Egyptian Mythology

Author : Geraldine Pinch
ISBN : 9780195170245
Genre : History
File Size : 38.94 MB
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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.
Category: History

The Rough Guide To Egypt

Author : Dan Richardson
ISBN : 9781409324263
Genre : Travel
File Size : 27.34 MB
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Now available in ePub format. The new, full-color The Rough Guide to Egypt is the definitive guide to this amazing country, whose ancient civilization still fascinates today. But there's more to Egypt than just pyramids and temples. The Red Sea offers some of the world's finest diving, a few hours by air from Europe. There are awesome dunes and lush oases to explore in its deserts and fantastic bazaars and mosques in the capital, Cairo. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, make it easy to access anything from remote oases to nightlife that only locals know. You'll find lavish photography and color maps throughout, along with insider tips on how to get the best out of Luxor's temples or Sinai's beach resorts. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants, and shops across every price range, giving you balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt.
Category: Travel

Pyramids And Mummies

Author : Joyce Tydesley
ISBN : 1847321984
Genre : Egypt
File Size : 55.9 MB
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Enter the fascinating world of the ancient Egyptians and travel to the deep, dark tombs of the pharaohs to uncover mummies, spells, and treasure. Unravel the secret ritual of mummification and the identity of the mysterious boy-king Tutankhamun. Explore the wonders of a spectacular civilization, from pyramid building to eerie animal-headed deities and cryptic hieroglyphic writing. This lavishly illustrated book provides a first-rate introduction to life and, more particularly, death in ancient Egypt, while the special features bring the text vividly to life. Academically accurate, yet easy to read and understand, and beautiful to own, Pyramids and Mummies tells a compelling story.
Category: Egypt

Cairo And The Pyramids Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt

Author : Dan Richardson
ISBN : 9781409336150
Genre : Travel
File Size : 79.20 MB
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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife--ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, food and drink, pricing, health care, cultural tips, and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.
Category: Travel