The Nile: Travelling Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present (Vintage Departures)

The Nile: Travelling Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present (Vintage Departures)


The Nile, like several of Egypt, is either undying and ever-changing. In those pages, well known Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a trip downriver that's either heritage and travelogue. we commence on the First Nile Cataract, with reference to the trendy urban of Aswan. From there, Wilkinson courses us during the illustrious country birthed by way of this nice river.
        We see Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple. We stopover at the fertile Fayum, the good Pyramid of Giza, and at last, the pulsing urban of Cairo, the place the Arab Spring erupted at the bridges over the water. alongside the best way, Wilkinson introduces us to the gods, pharaohs, and emperors who joined their destiny to the Nile and received immortality; and to the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who've all fallen lower than its spell. Peerlessly erudite, vividly informed, The Nile brings the process this enduring river into lovely view.

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