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Excellent pocket guide
on 20 April 2013
It is easy to be overwhelmed by Egypt: so many sites, gods, dynasties and kings! This book is in abbreviated form and gives handy headlines for the best and most interesting things to do and see for those completely new to the country and Ancient Egypt. It is full of useful advice and has bite sized pieces of information on history and culture as well as shopping, eating and where to stay. We found it just enough to read before visiting the main places on the Nile Cruise and in Cairo. It wouldn't be right for you if you wanted things in depth, but other guidebooks do that. We could probably have managed a little more information, but it's difficult to do more concisely than it does, and has lots of good illustrations.