Friday, June 22, 2007

Book Review: Images of Egypt

A very short book review of Images Of Egypt by Sir Michael Weir by Caroline Hurry:

With sites sacred to Muslims, Christians, Jews and Pagans, Egypt has the power to send anyone's imagination back through time to the days of ancient Pharaohs, the necropolitan Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids of Giza. The vivid, full-colour images captured in this coffee-table book bring to life Egypt's fascinating history from the Great Sphinx to sun-baked stone statues, temples, mosques and monasteries . The living heart of modern Cairo highlights the stark contrast between international luxury hotels and the densely packed, overcrowded dwellings of the poor. It makes the perfect gift for visitors to Egypt and armchair travellers alike.

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