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The Nile A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present Read & download ð 2 ¼ A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its sucS us to mysterious and fabled characters the gods godlike pharaohs emperors and empresses who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; the adventurers archaeologists and historians who have all fallen under its spell With matchless erudition and storytelling skill through a lens eual to both panoramas and close ups Wilkinson brings millennia of history into view. The author has taken an interesting approach to the history of Egypt and the Nile river starting at what is known as the First Nile Cataract where rocks and changes in water level prevent navigation any further from one direction or the other on the Nile In this case starting at the First Cataract he could travel uninterrupted down the Nile to the delta and mouth of the Nile in the north where it flows into the MediterraneanHis research is impressive and takes us in each part of his travel from the earliest recorded history of human occupation up to 2011 when his book was being completedEgypt holds no particular interest to me but I had been lent the book I was fascinated by the detail and anecdotes that the author was able to reveal from his very detailed research and knowledge

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A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors now in tumultRenowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time from the river's mystical sources the Blue Nile which rises in. Fascinating story with a vast array of ways to look at Nile River culture from Upper to Lower Egypt The story brings in inhabitants visitors habitat engineering landscape archaeology rulers religion towns making a documentary from all of those observations An interesting fact was that no of Egypt's most dangerous predator on humans and animals exist today the crocodile The author always brings to life the empty spaces along the river in which were once vibrant influential cultures and unspoiled tombs Also is the effect of dams which drench agricultural fields with salinity The book tells a documentary as if one is listening to a narrator while winding downstream from old Nubia to the Fayoum and Delta

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The Nile A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and PresentEthiopia and the White Nile coursing from majestic Lake Victoria; to Thebes with its Valley of the Kings Valley of the ueens and Luxor Temple; the fertile Delta; Giza home of the Great Pyramid the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World; and finally to the pulsating capital city of Cairo where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the Nile Along the way he introduce. This book was suggested reading for an upcoming trip we have planned It is a great introduction to the Nile and Egypt Obviously there is a lot there and a lot to learn if you want to truly know the history of thousands of years The author makes what could be very dry reading enjoyable Recommend if you are going on a Nile trip