This guide includes a section detailing Egypt's history, eight features covering aspects of the country's life and culture, ranging from its spectacular pyramids to its breathtaking bazaars; a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive travel tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus hundreds of photographs and 21 maps and site plans.
Table of Contents
Maps: Egypt; Cairo; Old Cairo; The Citadel; Citadel to Bab al-Futuh; Saqqarah; Greater Cairo; Giza; Oases; Middle & Upper Egypt; Luxor & Thebes; Karnak; Temple of Luxor; Valley of the Kings; Aswan; South Aswan; Delta & Suez; Alexandria; Sinai; The Red Sea and Eastern Desert; Inside front flap: Egypt; Inside back flap: Cairo. Introduction and History: The Spell of Egypt; Decisive Dates; Ancient Egypt; The Ptolemaic Period; The Roman Period and Early Christianity; Egypt under Islam; Modern Egypt and Muhammad Ali. Features: Endangered Monuments; The Egyptians; Markets and Bazaars; A Love of Food; Egyptian Coffeehouses; Popular Culture. Places: Introduction; Cairo, Mother of the World; Giza, Memphis and Saqqarah; The Oases and the Fayyum; Middle Egypt; Upper Egypt; Abu Simbel and Nubia; Alexandria and the Northern Coast; Suez Canal; Sinai; The Red Sea and Eastern Desert; Scuba Diving and Water Sports. Picture Stories: Ancient Gods; Nineteenth-century Travellers; Dance; Wildlife; Underwater Archaeology. Travel Tips - Highlights: Getting Acquainted; Planning the Trip; Practical Tips; Getting Around; Where to Stay; Where to Eat; Sites; Culture; Shopping ; Sport; Language; Further Reading.