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The Valley of the Kings and the Theban Tombs
Alberto Siliotti
ISBN 9774245926
© 2000 American University in Cairo Press
Categories :  Monuments, Temples & Tombs   Pharaohs & Queens   Funerary Practices & Mummification   Archaeological Sites & Cities   Travel Guides  
Reviewed by Francesca: This wonderful book presents the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the Tombs of the Nobles and the village of Deir Al Medina. The author discusses mortuary rituals and presents many pharaohs, including those buried in the Valley of the Kings (Ramesses IX, Tuthmosis, Ramesses III, Ramesses I, Sethos I, Ramesses VI, Amenophis II, and Tuthomosis III), the queens buried in the Valley of the Queens (Nefertari, Khaemwaset, Amun-her-Khepshef) and the nobles from tombs TT 52, TT 69, TT 55, TT 96, TT 1 and TT 359. With maps, drawings, a bibliography, a chronological table and more than 150 photographs, this is an extremely worthwhile guide for travelers.
book coverSinai
Alberto Siliotti
ISBN 9774245970
© 2000 American University in Cairo Press
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Reviewed by Francesca: The author introduces the geology, flora and fauna, desert and environment of Sinai. Its history and climate is discusses. A description of Beduin life and sites is provided. A presentation of the Scientific Exploration of Sinai is given, as are described a few sites: El-Tor, Dahab, Nuweiba, Pharaoh's island, and Moses' Mountain. Completed by beautiful and inviting photography, this recommended guide will certainly incite readers to visit the stunning region.
book coverIslamic Cairo
Alberto Siliotti
ISBN 9774245989
© 2000 American University in Cairo Press
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Categories :  Monuments, Temples & Tombs   Archaeological Sites & Cities   Travel Guides   Religion & Spirituality  
Reviewed by Francesca: In this little book, the origins of Cairo as a city, its art, its architecture, its museums and monuments are presented. The history of the Fatimids, Mamluks and Ottomans is examined. Mosques, sabils, madrasas and the monuments of al-Ghuri, Khan al-Khalili, the citadel and the nilometer are discussed. Offering a bibliography, a chronological table, wonderful photographs, drawings and maps, this is a useful overview of ancient and modern Cairo; a practical guide for everyone.
book coverAbu Simbel and the Nubian Temples
Alberto Siliotti
ISBN 9774245997
© 2000 American University in Cairo Press
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Categories :  Civilization   Monuments, Temples & Tombs   Archaeological Sites & Cities   Travel Guides  
Reviewed by Francesca: The author discusses the history from the origins to the Unesco Nubian rescue in 1961. He writes about the various temples in Nubia, including Kalabsha, Beit al-Wali, Dakka, Amada, Derr and Qasr Ibrim. The temples of Ramses II and Nefertari are described in avid detail. Completed by beautiful photographs and useful maps, this is a much needed guide, essential for travelers.
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