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Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Donald P. Ryan (Author)

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Title:Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day
Authors:Donald P. Ryan (Author)
Info:Thames & Hudson, New York (2010), 1st Ed., Paperback, 144 pages
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Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day by Donald P. Ryan (2010)

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Humorous guide to ancient Egypt at the height of its culture during reign of Rhamasses II. Those not familiar with the culture may be surprised to learn that by 1250 BC the Pyramids were already ancient and abandoned while Tutankamen (King Tut) was a little regarded sucessor to his heretic father. ( )
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This book is dedicated to some of my favourite travellers: Sherry Ryan, Patricia Armstrong, Jane Hayes, Dorothy Shelton, Lois Schwartz and Barbara Mertz.
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I ▪ Making The Journey

Understanding the Egytians ▪ When To Go
Money Matters ▪ Getting There ▪ Things To Bring With You
Accommodationa and Other Issues

So you're thinking about visiting Egypt? You may have heard the rumours: the culture is confounding, the language is perplexing, the local people are suspicious of foreigners, there are no tourist facilities and an aggressive, egocentric pharaoh rules the land. All these things are true. The Egyptians see themselves as the centre of the universe and consider their ruler to be a living god on earth.
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Does this loincloth make me look fat?
In too-ee kheper-kooee em djeda yoo-ee her wetjes pay daeeoo?
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A time-traveler’s guide to sightseeing and survival in the land of the pharaohs.

It’s 1225 BC, and one of the mightiest pharaohs of them all, Ramesses II, rules a land that is both powerful and wealthy. Egypt is stunningly beautiful with a pleasant climate year-round, and if that alone isn’t a big enough draw for the time-traveler, the fruits of Egyptian civilization are plentiful and worthy of contemplation. Pyramids and temples to the gods abound, and colossal statues of Egypt’s divine rulers are seemingly everywhere.

The Egyptians, however, are not particularly fond of foreigners, and just getting to Egypt can be arduous. Here is the inside scoop on how to enter and travel through Egypt, conform to its customs and expectations, and appreciate its often mysterious culture. You’ll travel the Nile from north to south, stopping at such intriguing places as Memphis, Akhetaten, Abydos, and Thebes, where Egypt’s grand past and present unfold before you.

Egypt has long been a subject of broad popular interest, and this book provides an enjoyable glimpse of the ancient empire and its industrious people.

Advice for the traveler in ancient Egypt . . . Foreigners might be bewildered by animal-headed deities and what appear to be numerous contradictions in Egyptian theology. Not to worry! There’s a system behind it. Don’t bring up the topic of the renegade pharaoh, Akhenaten, among new acquaintances. Many wish he hadn’t existed. Should you need to visit an Egyptian physician, there’s a good chance he’ll prescribe a purge of one sort or another, accompanied by a magic spell. 16 color and 46 black-and-white illustrations

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