Item description for Egypt Pocket Guide: Abu Simel and the Nubian Temples (Egypt Guides) by Alberto Siliotti...
A new series of handy pocket guides for explorers of Egypt's rich past and exciting present, packed with information and brilliantly illustrated with color photographs, maps, plans, and 3-D drawings - all in just 48 pages.
Nubia, in the extreme south of Egypt, is the site of the most spectacular of all Egypt's temples, Abu Simbel, but this guide reveals the other fascinating temples of the region too: Kalabsha, Beit al-Wali, Qertassi, Wadi al-Sebua, Dakka, Maharraqa, Amada, and Derr, as well as the tomb of Pennut and the rocky fortress of Qasr Ibrim.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 4.67" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774245997 ISBN13 9789774245992
Availability 0 units.
More About Alberto Siliotti
ALBERTO SILIOTTI is a scientific journalist who specializes in Egyptology. He has written several popular books including Guide to the Pyramids of Egypt and The Discovery of Ancient Egypt, both published by the AUC Press in1998.
Reviews - What do customers think about Egypt Pocket Guide: Abu Simel and the Nubian Temples (Egypt Guides)?
A great book....... Jan 5, 2004
My only complaint is that I wish this book was longer. A very interesting read and great photography. I look forward to more of Mr. Siliotti's books.
an excellent guide Oct 25, 2002
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.