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Bahriyah And Farafra

Author : Ahmed Fakhry
ISBN : 9774247329
Genre : History
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Despite the growing numbers of visitors looking for peace and quiet in the palm groves, cures in the hot springs, or adventure in the desert, the oases of Bahriyah and Farafra still nestle gently in Egypt's Western Desert, worlds away from the bustling Nile Valley. But when Ahmed Fakhry first visited these remote islands of tranquility, their isolation was extreme in comparison: in 1938, for example, ''there were no modern means of communication between Farafra and any other place-no telephone, telegraph, or radio, or any mechanized transportation. In an emergency, the 'umdah sent one of the guards by camel to Bahriyah, a journey which took four days.'' In this now classic portrait of Bahriyah and Farafra, the renowned and esteemed Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry is our charming and erudite guide not only to the pharaonic and Greco-Roman history of the oases but also-being a keen and astute observer of his fellow Egyptians-to the lives, dress, language, customs, and habits of their modern inhabitants as he knew them through more than thirty years of working there. First published in 1974, this book has long been out of print: it is now reissued with a new introduction by Anthony Mills that looks at Fakhry's pioneering archaeological legacy in Bahriyah and Farafra and at developments in the archaeology and changes in the life of the oases since his death in 1973.

The Oases Of Egypt Siwa Oasis

Author : Ahmed Fakhry
ISBN : UOM:39015037026930
Genre : Oases
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Author : Emily Sands
ISBN : 9780763626389
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 27. 74 MB
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Elaborate facsimile journal of a fictional Emily Sand's 1926 search for the tomb of the god Osiris presents an overview of ancient Egypt and Egyptology.

The Discovery Of The Tomb Of Tutankhamen

Author : Howard Carter
ISBN : 9780486141824
Genre : History
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This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures.

Pyramids And The Promised Land

Author : Helen Cates
ISBN : 1520801971
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"PAM, I JUST BOUGHT OUR PLANE TICKETS, WE'RE GOING TO EGYPT!" My dream to backpack into three countries with my 12-year-old daughter was coming true. It was no longer a pipe dream. I was excited, and scared.What many people didn't realize was that I used to battle panic attacks. Fear and dread used to keep me a prisoner at home. There was a day when I would have thought taking a trip out of town, let alone out of the country, was impossible. I thought my life was over. Rather than struggle another day to put this into words -- I decided to keep it as it is. A day by day account of what had happened. As I look back on my trip, I wouldn't change a single thing, not even down to that stale Twinkie we had for breakfast in Egypt. Like I told my daughter, if our trip had been perfect, it wouldn't have been an adventure!I invite you to come along with us on this once in a lifetime journey. My sincerest wish is that you too are inspired to face your own fears, to get busy living, and may all of your pipe dreams come true!

Let S Visit Cairo

Author : Lisa Manzione
ISBN : 1937616045
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Follows two Chihuahuas, Bella and Harry, as they tour Cairo, Egypt with their human family.

Siwa Oasis

Author : Ahmed Fakhry
ISBN : UCSD:31822021406848
Genre : Social Science
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An introduction and description of a desert oasis

Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Cairo The Nile

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465418715
Genre : Travel
File Size : 51. 54 MB
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you straight to the very best this area has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, cafes, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best arts and culture, this guide is the perfect companion. Now available in ePub format.

Imagining The Past

Author : Colleen Manassa
ISBN : 9780199982233
Genre : Literary Collections
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Five hundred years before Homer immortalized the Trojan Horse, the ancient Egyptians had already composed a tale of soldiers hiding Ali Baba-like in baskets to capture a besieged city. Shortly after the rise to power of the warrior pharaoh Ramesses II, Egyptian authors began to write stories about battles and conquest. However, these stories were not set in the present, but in the past: they were the world's first works of historical fiction. These literary recreations of past events, which preserve fascinating mixtures of fact and fiction, provide unparalleled information about topics as diverse as ancient Egyptian historiography, religion, and notions of humor and wit. Imagining the Past is the first volume to provide complete translations and commentary for the historical fiction composed during Egypt's New Kingdom. The four works include The Quarrel of Apepi and Seqenenre, The Capture of Joppa, Thutmose III in Asia, The Libyan Battle Story. An introduction explores Egyptian conceptions of the past, the universe of historical and literary texts in New Kingdom Egypt, and the definition of a new genre of Egyptian literature. Extensive commentary and new translations appear within each chapter, and a concluding analysis summarizes the audience and function of historical fiction as well as theology and historiography within the tales. Despite the fragmentary nature of the papyrus copies, the thorough research into the literary, political, and social context of each tale allows a modern reader to explore this forgotten literary subfield and appreciate the stories as works of historical fiction.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Egypt

Author : DK Travel
ISBN : 9780241258118
Genre : Travel
File Size : 32. 78 MB
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites including Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and the Great Pyramid of Giza, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Egypt effortlessly.

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