The Eastern Desert and Red Sea have a long
and fascinating history. From the relics of prehistory, with its
rock art, to the ancient Pharaonic seaports and the wondrous Roman
quarries and settlements. Much of the wealth of antiquities is
Outside the quaint cities and towns, the deserts are sparsely
populated with nomadic tribes that roam this inhospitable terrain.
These tribes possess unique and colorful cultures and a deep understanding
and appreciation of the landscape that sustains them.
This lavishly illustrated
fold-out map and guide reveals the spectacular wilderness areas
of Egypt’s Eastern Desert and Red Sea, with their varied
marine and terrestrial wildlife and habitats, indigenous nomadic
peoples with distinct cultures, and unique archaeological sites.
This exotic desert–sea region is explored on this illustrated
map with over 150 stunning color photographs, together with explanatory
text. • Diving sites • Protected areas • Points
of interest • Marine life • Marine habitats •
Wildlife • Terrestrial habitats • Archaeology •
Religious sites • Geology • Indigenous people.
in English, German, Italian and Russian
ISBN 978 977 416 277 0 Published
by the American University in Cairo
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