The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
Ingenious color maps, site plans, photographs and accompanying essays trace Egyptian civilization from the founding of Memphis through the sacking of Thebes and the invasion by Alexander the Great in 332 BC.
Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile
The ideal companion to a Nile cruise, Haag introduces all the famous monuments and temples of Upper Egypt from Luxor, Karnak, Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun to the marvels of Aswan and Abu Simbel in full color.
Eyewitness Guide Egypt
This visually rich guide to the history, culture and monuments of Egypt includes 1,000 color photographs, maps and 3-D site diagrams.
This easy-fold map, featuring insets of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Giza, the Nile River Valley, Cairo and other sites, also covers Petra, Jerusalem and most of Israel.
A colorful, folded map of Cairo on thick paper. Insets of Luxor, Alexandria and Heliopolis. Scale 1:13,000.
Culture Smart! Egypt
A handy pocket guide to understanding local customs and etiquette.
Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners
Museum-goers and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt with this excellent step-by-step guide to decoding tomb scenes and inscriptions. With illustrations, photographs, a handy list of kings and gods and vocabulary.
Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)
A guide to common words and phrases in the widely spoken Cairo dialect.
William J. Murnane
The Ancient Egypt Guide
With sections on history, individual sites and practical details, this new edition of the classic Penguin Guide to Ancient Egypt has been thoroughly updated by Aidan Dodson.
Generation Freedom, The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World
As engaged and thoughtful as ever, Feiler brings texture and insight to these thrilling tales of youthful revolt across the Arab world, weaving on-the-spot reports from Tahir Square and elsewhere with history and commentary.
Cairo, The City Victorious
Rodenbeck presents his hometown in all its chaotic, marvelous glory, combining a lively history of the 5,000-year-old metropolis with description, anecdote and political commentary
Explorers of the Nile
Tim Jeal widens his scope in this spirited new history of the great 19th-century quest for the origins of the Nile, covering the many expeditions and complex rivalries of Burton and Speke, Livingstone and Stanley and other Victorian adventurers with panache.
Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author’s many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
Red Nile, A Biography of the World’s Greatest River
This biography of the Nile River overflows with stories of the human history that has played out on the great river’s banks. Twigger meanders along the Nile, bringing to the surface fascinating tales of crocodiles and caliphs, 19th-century adventurers and 20th-century novelists, biblical prophets and classical lovers.
Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson guides readers through Egyptian history on a Nile River journey. Readers are swept from the river’s mythical sources to famous historical and cultural sites all the way to Cairo.
The Blue Nile
In this grand history of exploration and events on the great river from 1798 to 1869, Moorehead follows the course of the Blue Nile from the Ethiopian highlands through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean.
Robert L. Tignor
Egypt, A Short History
Princeton historian Tignor distills five decades of study and travel for this vivid account of the sweep and tumult of Egyptian history from the settlement of the Nile to the present.
The Great Pyramid
Sweeping away centuries of myth and legend, archaeologist John Romer documents in meticulous detail how the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza was designed and built, revealing along the way much about life in ancient Egypt.
The Nile Cruise
Weaving classic travelers’ accounts with essays and 150 color photographs, this compact book beautifully illuminates the history and allure of the towns, temples and tombs of the Nile from Abydos to Abu Simbel.
Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff
Mahoney weaves the tale of her quest to row the Nile with deft portraits of the people she meets in this marvelously engaging chronicle.
Death on the Nile
How could we resist? Christie wrote Egypt’s most famous murder mystery on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan.
The first volume in the monumental Cairo Trilogy, a family saga set in post-WWI Egypt. Nobel Prize-winning Mahfouz provides insight into life in Egypt and the revolution against the British.
Alaa Al Aswany
The Yacoubian Building
The politics, repressed desires, hopes and dreams of Cairo are reflected through the lives of the inhabitants of a once grand apartment house in this deft novel of contemporary Egypt.