A Brief History of Egypt

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2008 - History - 294 pages
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Chronicles the history of Egyptian politics, economics, social and cultural developments from ancient times to the present.
  

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Your tour begins with a fascinating introduction to each of the three Giza pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), though your guide is not permitted to enter with you.
A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.
Cairo's famous Egyptian Museum houses 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, but the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun are the highlight. His six gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction. Your guide will introduce you to the museum's most important pieces before you have free time to explore at your leisure.
Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, you'll enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and bargain for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. During the day you will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.
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Qualified Egyptologist guide
Entrance to Giza Plateau
Entrance to The Egyptian Museum
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch (if option selected)
Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (if option selected)
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Gratuities (recommended)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approx. EGP 40.00 - 100.00)
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a sea
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Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar with Egyptologist guide. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels
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$72.00
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Tour & Solar Boat Museum
Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Solar Boat Museum, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar with Egyptologist guide. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels
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$88.00
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Tour & Lunch
Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar with Egyptologist guide. Includes lunch; pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels
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$92.00
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Tour, Solar Boat Museum, Lunch
Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Solar Boat Museum, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar with Egyptologist guide. Includes lunch; pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels
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$102.00
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Contents

The Land and Its People
1
Ancient Egypt c 10000 BCE525 BCE
11
Persian Greek Roman and Arab Rule 525 BCE1250 CE
30
Mamluk and Ottoman Rule 12501798
49
Early Westernizing Reform 17981879
61
The British Occupation and Nationalist Resistance 18791918
84
Ambiguous Independence 19181936
108
The Palestine Question and World War II 19361952
126
Anwar Sadat 19711981
187
Contemporary Egypt 19812007
212
Conclusion
227
Glossary of Terms and Organizations
230
Basic Facts about Egypt
240
Chronology
244
Bibliography
255
Suggested Reading
258

Military Rule and Arab Nationalism 19521961
143
Arab Socialism 19611971
168

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