Egypt: A Practical Guide

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Tehuti Research Foundation, 1998 - Travel - 254 pages
A pocket-size, no-nonsense, no-clutter guide to Egypt, written by an Egyptian-American Egyptologist. Quick, easy, and comprehensive reference to sites of antiquities and recreation. From the lively Nile Valley, to the solitary deserts, to the diverse Sinai, to the lush oases, to the exotic underwater life of the Red Sea, to the Mediterranean beaches. Find your way with numerous maps and illustrations. Tips to understanding both the modern and ancient Egyptian cultures. Informative, detailed, and illustrated glossary.
 

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I'ts a greate guide to Egypt.
It provides all the necessary information to properly prepare a nice and smooth trip. also gives a brief background to ancient Egyptian monuments. very handy.

Contents

1 Demographic Information
10
2 Cultural Tips
16
3 Planning Your Travel
22
4 Arriving Departing
34
5 Getting Around in Egypt
36
Map of Egypt Air Travel
48
Map of Egypt Railways
50
6 Historical Information
58
12 Valley of the Upper Nile
182
13 Aswan Sunt Abu Simbel
191
14 Alexandria
205
15 The Mediterranean Coast
209
16 The Egyptian Sahara Oases
210
17 The Red Sea
218
18 Sinai
222
GLOSSARY
228

7 Understanding Ancient Egyptians
64
8 Cairo Vicinities
82
9 Middle Egypt
127
10 LuxorThebes TaApet
137
11 Sites North of Luxor TaApet
175
Selected Bibliography
240
INDEX
242
Maps
250
About TRF Books
252
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Page 11 - Do you not know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of heaven, or, to speak more exactly, in Egypt all the operations of the powers which rule and work in heaven have been transferred to earth below? Nay, it should rather be said that the whole Kosmos dwells in this our land as in its sanctuary.
Page 11 - is the temple of the world ; but, as wise men should foresee all things, you should know that a time is coming when it will seem that the Egyptians have by an unfailing piety served God in vain, and their holy religion will become void ; for the divinity will return from earth to heaven, Egypt will be forsaken, and the land which was the seat of the divinity will be void of religion. For when strangers shall possess this kingdom religion will be neglected, and laws be made against piety and divine...

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About the author (1998)

Moustafa Gadalla was born in Cairo. He graduated from Cairo University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1967. His wife's name is Faith.

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