History and Culture: Pyramids, sphinxes, tombs and temples recall Egypt's ancient past. One of the first and most fascinating civilizations of human history was born here on the banks of the mighty Nile thousands of years ago. Later on caliphs and sultans turned Egypt into an oriental fairy-tale land out of the 1001 Nights -- an atmosphere it has kept to this day. Travel Destinations: Nelles Guide Egypt leads you from Cairo, the pulsating metropolis, to the timeless beauty of the Nile oasis. It covers everything: the magnificient monuments from the days of the Pharaohs, splendid mosques and churches as well as the beautiful beaches of Alexandria and the Red Sea, the bizarre mountains of the Sinai and the pristine oases of the Sahara. Features: The phenomenon of re-Islamization is one of the topics that may deepen the reader's interest in Egypt. Other features report on such subjects as the Aswan dam, the Nobel prize winner Nagib Mahfuz, the art and gods of the pharaohs and the science of egyptology. Nelles Guide Egypt does not stop at describing places, it also presents the complexities of Egyptian life. Travel Information: Whether traveling by boat, road or air, the Guidelines at the end of the book will assist you before and during your journey. The Guideposts at the end of each chapter in the travel section are especially designed to suit every des-tination and offer a great deal of important information about accomodation, hotels, restaurants and more. Book jacket.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Egypt. Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza, cruise down the Nile or explore the Valley of the Kings: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Egypt with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Egypt: - Over 20 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Egypt, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and area plans show in detail the Great Pyramid, Karnak, Thebes and more - Colour photographs of incredible historic sights, stunning landscapes, scenic coastlines, spectacular mosques, fascinating ruins, picturesque villages, bustling cities and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Cairo, Around Cairo, the Nile Valley, Sinai and the Red Sea Coast, the Delta and the North Coast, and the Western Desert - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the history of Egypt, its religion and culture, its politics and economics, and the festivals and events that take place throughout the year - Experience Egypt with features on archaeology, hieroglyphics, ancient traditions, mythology, Islamic architecture, landscape and wildlife, and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Egypt is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Egypt. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
This brand new edition of the Insight Guide to the Nile has been fully revised and updated. This guide includes a section detailing the history of the area with detailed information on Pyramidology, Ancient Gods, the rise of Christianity, the spread of Islam and much more. Features cover aspects of the life and culture, ranging from Taming the Nile, the history of Nile cruising, the people of the Nile and Egyptian cuisine, alongside others. The guide then details a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, ranging from Nubia and Lake Nasser, Aswan to Luxor and Cairo, along with a comprehensive travel tips section packed with essential information on transport, accommodation, eating out, activities and language tips. This new edition contains over 250 brand-new photographs, which, along with revised text, brings this edition up-to-date, along with several maps.
Evliya Çelebi’s Map of the Nile and The Nile Journeys in the Book of Travels (Seyahatname)
Author: Robert Dankoff
Publisher: Gingko Library
Before the time of Napoleon, the most ambitious effort to explore and map the Nile was undertaken by the Ottomans, as attested by two monumental documents: an elaborate map, with 475 rubrics, and a lengthy travel account. Both were achieved at about the same time—c. 1685—and both by the same man. Evliya Çelebi’s account of his Nile journeys, in the tenth volume of his Book of Travels (Seyahatname), has been known to the scholarly world since 1938, when that volume was first published. The map, held in the Vatican Library, has been studied since at least 1949. Numerous new critical editions of both the map and the text have been published over the years, each expounding upon the last in an attempt to reach a definitive version. The Ottoman Explorations of the Nile provides a more accurate translation of the original travel account. Furthermore, the maps themselves are reproduced in greater detail and vivid color, and there are more cross-references to the text than in any previous edition. This volume gives equal weight and attention to the two parts that make up this extraordinary historical document, allowing readers to study the map or the text independently, while also using each to elucidate and accentuate the details of the other.
Based on the award-winning Hammond World Atlas, the Concise World Atlas delivers the same outstanding features of the flagship volume in a smaller, more economical edition. This atlas features detailed thematic maps and graphs plus world flags and reference guide, inset maps of the world's metropolitan areas, and it offers the same state-of-the-art, up-to-date world maps with the lavish cartography of the parent edition. It also features a comprehensive 70,000 entry master index, world statistics, population figures and time zone maps.
Computer-generated cartography including detailed world maps that reflect the most current status of the world's nations, world flags, latest population figures, area, World TerraScape Map and easy-to-use features.