River in The Desert: A Modern Traveller In Ancient Egypt by Paul William Roberts

River in The Desert: A Modern Traveller In Ancient Egypt by Paul William Roberts

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Egypt is as old as history itself. It is home to some of the world's greatest treasures, a pantheon of dazzling gods and kings, and the roots of the civilised world. This book is the author's account of his travels through Egypt, delving into the hidden depths of this great country - at once familiar and yet unknown.

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Egypt is as old as history itself. It is home to some of the world's greatest treasures, a pantheon of dazzling gods and kings, and the roots of the civilised world. Today, it is the political and cultural heart of the Arab world and a country of startling contrasts and contradictions. "River in the Desert" is Paul William Roberts' account of his travels through Egypt, delving into the hidden depths of this great country - at once familiar and yet unknown. Setting out to explore every facet of ancient and modern Egypt, Roberts encounters magicians, politicians, monks and archaeologists. In Cairo, he spends a terrifying night alone in the central chamber of the Great Pyramid and is smuggled into the clandestine gathering of a Sufi tariqa. In Nubia, he is carried by boat to the great temple of Isis at Philae and reads Death on the Nilewhilst sleeping in Agatha Christie's bedroom. He embarks on an eventful voyage up the Nile from Aswan to Luxor, experiences star-filled nights and tranquil days with the isolated Ma'aza Bedouin and spends time with the monks of Mount Sinai. Over the course of several years, Roberts discovers a country that is as rich and enduring as the Nile, carving a fertile swathe through the arid desert.

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SKU GOR002291530
Title River in The Desert: A Modern Traveller In Ancient Egypt
Author By (author) Paul William Roberts
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 394
ISBN 10 1845111818
ISBN 13 9781845111816
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Egypt is as old as history itself. It is home to some of the world's greatest treasures, a pantheon of dazzling gods and kings, and the roots of the civilised world. Today, it is the political and cultural heart of the Arab world and a country of startling contrasts and contradictions. "River in the Desert" is Paul William Roberts' account of his travels through Egypt, delving into the hidden depths of this great country - at once familiar and yet unknown. Setting out to explore every facet of ancient and modern Egypt, Roberts encounters magicians, politicians, monks and archaeologists. In Cairo, he spends a terrifying night alone in the central chamber of the Great Pyramid and is smuggled into the clandestine gathering of a Sufi tariqa. In Nubia, he is carried by boat to the great temple of Isis at Philae and reads Death on the Nilewhilst sleeping in Agatha Christie's bedroom. He embarks on an eventful voyage up the Nile from Aswan to Luxor, experiences star-filled nights and tranquil days with the isolated Ma'aza Bedouin and spends time with the monks of Mount Sinai. Over the course of several years, Roberts discovers a country that is as rich and enduring as the Nile, carving a fertile swathe through the arid desert.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002291530
Title River in The Desert: A Modern Traveller In Ancient Egypt
Author By (author) Paul William Roberts
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 394
ISBN 10 1845111818
ISBN 13 9781845111816
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.