Egypt is a country of a thousand facets and striking contrasts, which has now become one of the most popular international tourist destinations, thanks to the marvels of its archaeological treasures, the warm waters and sunny beaches of its Red Sea coast, and the “exotic” attractions of its souks and city streets. Meanwhile, Egypt is also a modern country pursuing its own model of development, one that attempts to incorporate both tradition and innovation. From the pyramids to the Red Sea coral reefs, from the desert oases to the rocky mountains of Sinai, from the cultivated fields of the Delta to the modern megalopolis of Cairo, this book uses pictures to illustrate and evoke the many stunning attractions of the land of the pharaohs. More than 500 spectacular color photographs celebrate Egypt’s natural, cultural, and historic splendors from Alexandria to Nubia and from Siwa to Sinai, revealing the many wonders of this extraordinary country.
Wonders of Egypt
Egypt is a country of a thousand facets and striking contrasts, which has now become one of the most popular international tourist destinations, thank
Zahi Hawass is the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. He is the author of many books on ancient Egypt, including The Royal Tombs of Egypt (AUC Press, 2007) and Life in Paradise: The Noble Tombs of Thebes (AUC Press, 2009). Giorgio Ferrero Giorgio Ferrero was born in Milan in 1978. He graduated in Egyptology from the Università degli Studi of Milan. He is the author of Pharaonic Civilization: History and Treasures of Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2008). Araldo De Luca is a leading photographer of statuary and ornament. His photographs adorn The Treasures of the Egyptian Museum (AUC Press, 1999).
Dr. Zahi Hawass is the former secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and the author of many books on ancient Egypt.