Guest Author - Claudine Williams
Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs by Robert Morkot details what to see and do in a richly illustrated travel guide. The guide begins with an introduction that includes the history of Egypt, including the history of Egypt as a travel destination. The guide discusses the various regions in Egypt and describes how to get to temples of interest and deciphers their contents for visitors.
A local guide, tour group, or at least a thorough map will probably be needed for most people who are new to navigating Egypt, because although the guidebook provides directions to various sites, the directions and maps included in the book cannot replace a traveler's map.
Traveling Egypt With Egypt Land of the Pharaohs
Egypt Land of the Pharaohs does an excellent job in describing and explaining the context of their finds. Explorers will discover the history behind the treasures. Not only will travelers be able to visualize the way the temples looked in the past, but they can compare that vision to what is left today. In actuality, this guidebook should accompany anyone who is touring Egypt and would like to have more than a superficial experience.
This guide book is for people who want to delve deep into what they see and experience in Egypt and understand the origins behind its treasures. The book would have worked well as a recorded tour, because it so beautifully describes the contents in temples, tombs and museums detail by detail. However, for specific hours for certain museums and sites, it is best to call ahead or get those specifics from the tour company.
In fact, this Egypt guide book appears to be written with the assumption that readers are mostly traveling within a group, and not trekking alone. In addition to guiding travelers through Egypt's tombs and temples, Egypt Land of the Pharaohs highlights museums and exhibits of King Tut's treasures.
People are interested in the history, culture, art and religion of Egypt will also do well with this book. Photographs of the architecture and ordinary people in Egypt beautifully illustrate this guidebook, making it the 504-page book almost too lovely to tote through the desert.
About the Writer of the Guide to Egypt
Robert Morkot is an expert on ancient history and archaeology, who has served as a guest lecturer for trips in Egypt and Libya. In addition to writing Egypt Land of the Pharaohs, he has authored other publications on Egypt, Nubia and Greece, and is a lecturer for the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom.
Title: Egypt Land of the Pharaohs
Author: Robert Morkot
Publisher: Odyssey Guides, 2005