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The Fayoum: History And Guide

The Fayoum History And Guide The Fayoum a large and exceptionally fertile depression in Egypt s Western Desert some kilometers southwest of Cairo is a region both rich in history and outstanding in natural beauty Its histor

  • Title: The Fayoum: History And Guide
  • Author: R. Neil Hewison
  • ISBN: 9789774162060
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 HewisThe 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.

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    1. The Fayoum, through British eyes, is a good book, though full of the British style sarcastic style, that only Brits would catch. It is a quasi-satisfying book about the history and geography of the region. The societal problems, the behavior, eating recipes and style of clothing were very superficially touched, in a belief of being out of scope and for the sake of writing a brief guide book, though leaving to us readers, loops in understanding the depth of things. It would have been more useful [...]

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