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Bahriyah and Farafra (Reissue of the Classic History and Description) [Paperback]

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Despite the growing numbers of visitors looking for peace and quiet in the palm groves, cures in the hot springs, or adventure in the desert, the oases of Bahriyah and Farafra still nestle gently in Egypt's Western Desert, worlds away from the bustling Nile Valley. But when Ahmed Fakhry first visited these remote islands of tranquility, their isolation was extreme in comparison: in 1938, for example, ''there were no modern means of communication between Farafra and any other place--no telephone, telegraph, or radio, or any mechanized transportation. In an emergency, the 'umdah sent one of the guards by camel to Bahriyah, a journey which took four days.'' In this now classic portrait of Bahriyah and Farafra, the renowned and esteemed Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry is our charming and erudite guide not only to the pharaonic and Greco-Roman history of the oases but also-being a keen and astute observer of his fellow Egyptians--to the lives, dress, language, customs, and habits of their modern inhabitants as he knew them through more than thirty years of working there.

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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   American University in Cairo Press
ISBN  9774247329  
ISBN13  9789774247323  

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More About Ahmed Fakhry

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ahmed Fakhry was born in the Fayoum in 1905, and was one of the first Egyptians to study Egyptology. Until his retirement in 1965 he was a professor of ancient Egyptian history and ancient Near Eastern history at Cairo University. He died in 1973. Among his many pulications was Siwa Oasis (AUC Press, 1973).

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1Books > Subjects > History > Africa > Egypt > General
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3Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Egypt
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5Books > Subjects > History > World
6Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing
7Books > Subjects > Travel > Africa > Egypt > General
8Books > Subjects > Travel > Africa > Egypt
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