A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Egypt

A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Egypt

Paperback Time Tours

By (author) Lesley Sims, Photographs by Christyan Fox, Illustrated by Ian Jackson

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  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 239mm x 9mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0746030673
  • ISBN 13: 9780746030677
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, index

Product description

A guide to Ancient Egypt containing information every tourist of past ages needs to know. Where to shop and places to eat are combined with facts about politics, history, art and architecture.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: Egypt and this guide. Part 2 Tourist information: practicalities; getting around; where to stay; food and drink; getting sick. Part 3 Gizah: the Great Pyramids. Part 4 Sakkara: step pyramids. Part 5 Memphis: the sights of Memphis. Part 6 Thebes: temples; Valley of the Kings; tomb art; gods and goddesses; a mummy factory; death on the Nile; a funeral procession. Part 7 Abu Simbel and Nubia: an expedition to Nubia; Buhen fort and the army; Abu Simbel. Part 8 Daily life: shopping; entertainment; hunting and wildlife. Part 9 Background: farming; religion and festivals; clothes and fashion; education; write like an Egyptian; government and law; who's who and definitions; a timeline of dynasties.