The Pharaoh's Shadow : Travels in Ancient and Modern Egypt Paperback / softback
In a ruined temple along the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child.
Later that day, a policeman stops his taxi to ask to borrow a mobile phone to call his mother.
The ancient rubs up against the modern just as dramatically as when Flaubert wrote, 'Egypt is a wonderful place for contrasts - splendid things gleam in the dust".
Anthony Sattin has tracked down extraordinary examples of ancient survivals in the hurly-burly of modern Egypt.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 260 pages
- Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/10/2012
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781780600611
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