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Giza



Pyramids at Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Giza (Arabic: Al Jizah) is a town in Egypt, located on the West bank of the Nile river, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) Southwest of Cairo. As of 1998, Giza had an estimated population of 4,779,000.

Giza is of course world famous for the Giza Plateau, which is the site of many ancient Egyptian monuments and buildings, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Great Sphinx.

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Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Anthony Sattin

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-07-17
Paperback (512 pages)

Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Egypt:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Egypt is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Paul Clammer, Jessica Lee, Simon Richmond & Anthony Sattin

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-09-18
Paperback (608 pages)

Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Middle East is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving ancient wonder; watch the sun set over the honeycombed magic of Petra; and explore tree-lined boulevards and exquisite blue-tiled mosques in Esfahan, Iran. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Middle East and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Middle East:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Middle East is our most comprehensive guide to the region, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s EgyptTurkeyIranJordan and Israel & the Palestinian Territories guides for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World's Legendary Places

By National Geographic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Released: 2017-10-24
Hardcover (320 pages)

Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World s Legendary Places
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From Machu Picchu to the Pyramids of Giza and beyond, this travel-lover's delight takes readers on a breathtaking visual journey to the world's most historic wonderlands.

     Pack your bags for an extraordinary adventure with National Geographic to more than 50 places that have captivated our imaginations for centuries. In this visually stunning volume, the world's leading authority on cultural travel and history showcases bucket-list-ready destinations on every continent, from Easter Island's haunting stone moai to Kyoto's breathtaking temples. Vintage photographs from the National Geographic archives tell the backstory of the discovery and earliest visitors to places like Carthage, Pompeii, Victoria Falls, and more, while showstopping contemporary photographs bring them to life in exquisite detail. Full-spread features highlight lesser-known hidden sites, such as Pompeii's better-preserved sister city Herculaneum and the less-visited Maya city El Mirador in Guatemala’s jungle, offer readers extraordinary opportunities to deepen their travel experience and discover places where the past can truly come to life.

     With practical travel tips to help readers get started planning their own legendary journey, this is the perfect gift to keep—or share.

The Great Pyramid: 2590 BC onwards - An insight into the construction, meaning and exploration of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Operations Manual)

By Franck Monnier

Haynes Publishing UK
Released: 2019-03-05
Hardcover (204 pages)

The Great Pyramid: 2590 BC onwards - An insight into the construction, meaning and exploration of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Operations Manual)
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The Great Pyramid Operations Manual takes the technical description and historical interpretation of the last ‘Great Wonder of the Ancient World’ to the next level. Lavishly illustrated with the most accurate architectural diagrams and three-dimensional reconstructions currently available, the book pays tribute to the greatest iconic work of human culture. The Great Pyramid was the world’s tallest monument for nearly 4,000 years. Until the 19th century, it was also the heaviest structure ever built. It was the central component of a huge funerary complex called Akhet Khufu, ‘Khufu’s Horizon’, by the ancient Egyptians. Over time, the plateau around it developed into an enormous necropolis, a true city of the dead. While many great monuments were built alongside it, none have surpassed it.

The authors first set out the architectural history that preceded the Great Pyramid, and show how Khufu’s tomb was the end-result of many centuries of cultural developments. An awe-inspiring tradition of pharaonic tomb construction reached its zenith during an intense phase of activity in the 26th century BC. The details of what happened over those decades have fascinated explorers, scholars, engineers, and scientists for centuries. In this manual, the unprecedented technical abilities required to create these unsurpassable monuments are finally uncovered. The details of Old Kingdom pyramid construction are reverse-engineered, their internal architecture is described and illustrated using the latest evidence and the best available scholarship, and the true abilities of the ancient builders are slowly made apparent.

Here is the most up-to-date description of the Great Pyramid, featuring discussions of the best current theories that explain unusual aspects of its internal layout, including its most enigmatic features. The theological and ritual context in which these great funerary monuments were built is also addressed, and explained.

Finally, the history of all those who have explored the monument over the centuries is chronicled, from the accounts of the first travelers and archaeologists, to the high-tech research projects carried out in more recent decades. The Great Pyramid remains the largest, oldest, and only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, ranking amongst the greatest cultural legacies of human history. Here is the definitive insight into Khufu’s colossal tomb.

Giza Travel Journal: Perfect Size Soft Cover 100 Page Notebook Diary

By CreativeJournals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

Giza Travel Journal: Perfect Size Soft Cover 100 Page Notebook Diary
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Lightweight and perfect for traveling, this soft cover notebook journal is ideal for tucking into a full bag or suitcase. The cover is a glossy finish so that you can easily wipe it off (if it ends up covered in something delicious-tasting, or lands in a mud puddle ;) Keep your memories for longer by journalling them in your travel journal. A nice affordable travel notebook designed with the traveler in mind. This would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Bon voyage!

Ancient Egypt 2020 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, Travel Egypt Pyramids Cairo Giza

By BrownTrout Publishers Inc.

BrownTrout Publishers
Calendar (28 pages)

Ancient Egypt 2020 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, Travel Egypt Pyramids Cairo Giza
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The glorious civilization of ancient Egypt sprang up along the banks of the north Nile around 3500 B.C.E. and flourished for over 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians inspired timeless legends and built marvelous structures that still stand as testaments to their inventive spirit. Featuring pyramids, the Sphinx, and other timeless attractions, this captivating square wall calendar surveys some of ancient Egypt's most stunning sights.

  • Photography - Enjoy stunning, full-color photographs every single month
  • Durable Construction - Quality and sturdy paper resists curling and ink bleed-through, and durable binding ensures longevity throughout the year
  • Use Right Away - 16-month calendar, beginning with a bonus spread of the final four months of preceding year
  • Large, Roomy Day Blocks - All major holidays and moon phases listed, with plenty of room for writing notes and appointments
  • Specifications - 16-months (two-page layout September-December 2019, and January-December 2020); 12" x 24" (open); 28 pages
  • BrownTrout Earth-Friendly - Manufactured with sustainable materials, including Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper and soy ink
  • Abundant Gift Options - BrownTrout has over 1,000 calendars representing favorite subjects, themes and formats, to keep yourself organized


 
 
 

 
 
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