The Rough Guide History of Egypt

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Rough Guides, 2003 - 437 pages
In the course of its long and remarkable history, Egypt has helped to lay the foundations of Western civilization and has become a cornerstone of Islam. This guide provides a concise overview of the whole 5000-year span, with a time-line that takes you from the period before the pharaohs to the present day. The guide features sidebars ranging from the Great Pyramid of Cheops to the Suez Canal crisis. Topics include irrigation, monasticism and Egyptian movies and there are illustrations and quotations throughout.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
ROCk pictures at Gebel Uweinat Sahara Desert
11
The Step Pyramid Saqqara
17
Egyptin the Ancient World
22
The Pyramid of Chephren Giza
25
Atomb painting from ASWan indicating the flourishing Wory trade
40
A wallpainting of the goddess Maatat Siptah
46
A Wallpainting depicting Chariots and horses
56
Pompeys Pillar Alexandria
177
The Arab period
195
The mosque of Ibn Tulun Cairo
208
The historical development of Cairo
217
Mamelukes and Ottomans
227
Bab Zuwayla Cairo
235
AMameluke as illustrated in the Description de lEgype 180928
239
Egypts encounter with the West
255

The New Kingdom
59
New Kingdom Thebes
65
An Obelisk at Kamakrepresenting Hatshepsut
67
A Seated Statue of Amenophis at Thebes
73
An engraving of ashaduffrom the Description de lEgype 180928
87
Statues Of Rameses and his Wife Nefeſtaſiat LUXOſ
90
The Third Intermediate Period
94
The funerary mask of King PSUSennes
105
The Ptolemaic Period
127
AbuSt Of Alexandeſ now in the British Museum
133
Historic Alexandria
135
Cleopatra and Caesarion Carved intraditional Egyptianform
157
The Roman and Christian periods
161
A 19thcentury engraving of Napoleon facing the Sphinx at Giza
259
An early 20thcentury illustration of the Russian fleet
283
The Liberal Era
301
Howard Carter examining Tutankhamuns Sarcophagus
313
Sir Miles LampSOn and Egyptian dignitaries
328
Egypt under Nasser
341
Naguib Sadatand Others at a press Conference in January 1953
347
The hydrology of modernday Egypt
361
Contemporary Egypt
371
Umm Kuſsoum pictured early in her Career
376
Index
419
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