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Vintage Egypt: Cruising the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel

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Egyptian Diaries: How One Man Solved the Mysteries of the Nile


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Nile PhotographyNile From the beginning of recorded history, the River Nile has been a blessing in an otherwise barren, inhospitable world. Over 5000 years ago the river's fertile valley gave rise to one of the world's first and greatest civilizations: ancient Egypt. Every year, almost without fail, vital floodwaters replenished the rich farming land along the river's banks but the ancient Egyptians never understood how the flood was generated or why it occasionally failed. Instead they invented a complex mythology to explain the cycles of the river, and rarely ventured beyond their safe, god-given valley to explore upstream. The mystery of how the Nile came to be such a powerful, fluctuating force tormented people for thousands of years. Huge natural barriers south of Egypt restricted knowledge, but as the centuries passed, explorers braved rapids, swamps, precipitous gorges, jungles, wild animals and debilitating diseases to push further and further up the river, each time bringing back new clues. Nile reveals the true story of this great river. Beginning with an intriguing exploration of the world of ancient Egypt, we take a modern journey upstream as the river splits into its two main arms, the White Nile and Blue Nile. Along the way, we discover the spectacular Blue Nile gorge, Africa's Grand Canyon. Here, every year, the river swells to 400 times its dry-season size as it rages towards the sea, thousands of miles to the north.

Mystery of the NileMystery of the Nile: Adventures and Danger on the Everest of Rivers Many explorers have attempted to run the entire length of the magnificent Nile River over the last century, but until 2004, none succeeded. At least a dozen died trying. Since 1964, three explorers have been shot, two drowned, and another disappeared. This thrilling, page-turning story is an account of the greatest geographical expedition of our time, the first complete descent of the Nile. From its source in Ethiopia, through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean, the renowned adventurer Pasquale Scaturro completed the epic journey in 114 days, travelling 3,250 miles by raft and kayak. He and his team faced seemingly insurmountable challenges: attacks by man-eating crocodiles, arrests by militia, gunfire from bandits, extreme temperatures, exhaustion and near-drownings as they ran perilous rapids. He details his historic quest in a breathtaking tale that includes the history of conquering the Nile and the story of the friendships and tragedies that led to the expedition.

The Story of the NileThe Story of the Nile In this text you can set sail on a journey of discovery and explore 7000 kilometres and over 4500 years of rich and varied life along the Nile. See Nubian warriors searching for raiders, a Greek riot, boats unloading slaves and the funeral of a powerful king. Features 14 panoramic illustrations, each depicting a different time period.

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