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Cairo Illustrated

Cairo Illustrated (Hardback, New title)

By Haag, Michael

Cairo is an exploding modern metropolis of eighteen million people that nevertheless preserves within its heart the finest medieval city in the world, its alleys, mosques, and caravanserais the original setting for the Arabian Nights, whose atmosphere is palpable still for the vi...sitor wandering through its bazaars, while at sunset the Pyramids glow gold against the Western Desert as they have done for one million seven hundred thousand evenings past. The monuments of pharaohs and sultans lie within the city's reach, making Cairo and its environs an unequaled storehouse of human achievement. In this guide to the largest city in Africa and the political and cultural fulcrum of the Arab world, Michael Haag explores Cairo's past and present in word and picture, from Saqqara to the Citadel of Saladin, from the ancient synagogue and churches of Old Cairo to the skyscrapers along the Nile, from Khan al-Khalili, the vast bazaar as intricate as inlay work, to the Epoque facades of the downtown streets, and introduces you to the treasures of three great civilizations at the Islamic, Coptic, and Egyptian Antiquities museums. Beautifully illustrated with 150 color photographs, this is a fascinating armchair tour of Cairo in all its variety.
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ISBN 9789774249358
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback, New title
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9789774249358
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The American University in Cairo Press
Publication Country Egypt Egypt
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Haag, Michael
Category Photographs: Collections
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 916.2160455
Weight 494g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade