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The Pharaoh's Shadow : Travels in Ancient and Modern Egypt, Paperback / softback Book

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
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781780600611

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