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Guide to the Exploration of the Sinai

95 LE

Short Description: Also Available in French
Authors : Alberto Siliotti
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 160
  • Hard Cover: False
  • ISBN: 9789774161636
  • Publishing Date: 2008

Bathed to the north by the waters of the Mediterranean, and flanked on either side by the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Eilat, the Sinai peninsula narrows down to its southern tip, where a breathtaking sweep of jagged rock marks its meeting point with the Red Sea. The Sinai’s interior boasts a thriving flora and fauna, lush oases, major archaeological and religious sites, and the stark drama of desert and mountain landscape. The coast is no less spectacular for its golden sands and crystalline waters and for the scenery and variety of sea life to be found underwater, in the coral reefs that encircle the peninsula’s southern end. But where can a visitor begin to explore the Sinai and how? Stunningly illustrated with over 350 full-color maps and photographs, the Guide to the Exploration of the Sinai covers a wide range of detailed itineraries for every kind of journey. Each gives thorough description of the route taken, including key distances and stops along the way, the general terrain, scenic highlights, historical facts, and details of interesting wildlife and plants. Alberto Siliotti is a scientific journalist who specializes in Egyptology. He has written several books including The Discovery of Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 1998), The Illustrated Guide to the Pyramids of Egypt (AUC Press, 2003), and the popular series of Egypt Pocket Guides.