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The Fayoum: History and Guide; Revised Edition

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The Fayoum, a large and exceptionally fertile depression in Egypt's Western Desert, some 90 kilometers southwest of Cairo, is a region both rich in history and outstanding in natural beauty. Its historical legacy includes temples, pyramids, and towns from the Middle Kingdom and the Ptolemaic Period, as well as churches, monasteries, and mosques from later times.

Neil Hewison here outlines the history (and prehistory) of the Fayoum and its lakes, describes the agriculture and rural life of the region, then guides the visitor around the province site by site, never averse to taking an interesting detour along the way.

Originally published in 1984, this guide to one of Egypt's most distinctive and beautiful regions quickly became regarded as a classic. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition, including a new section on the recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wadi al-Hitan, the Valley of the Whales. The book is illustrated with color photographs and two maps.

Recommended by Lonely Planet.

Synopsis:

A fully revised guide to one of Egypt s most beautiful natural areas

About the Author

R. Neil Hewison taught English in the Fayoum from 1979 to 1982. He is also the translator of City of Love and Ashes' by Yusif Idris. He now lives and works in Cairo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774162060
Author:
Hewison, R Neil
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Photographer:
Hewison, R. Neil
Author:
Hewison, R. Neil
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
General
Subject:
Travel-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 Color Illustrations; 2 Maps
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.30x5.90x.40 in. .55 lbs.

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