About the Book
Egypt - Part One documents the first part of an extended trip, in the high summer of 2011, to Egypt (and to Jordan--published separately). The book illustrates the journey from Cairo (including Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Sufi dancing, etc.) to Luxor, taking in the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Dashur, the Theban Necropolis, Karnak, the Colossi of Memnon, as well as the temples of Abydos and Dendera.
Egypt - Part 2 (published separately) documents the remainder of the journey (up the Nile to Aswan and Abu Simbel, through the Western Desert to the Siwa Oasis and then along the Mediterranean coast to Alexandria and back to Cairo and the seminal events in Tahrir Square).
The volume entitled Jordan (also published separately) details a similar trip through the Hashemite Kingdom that took place on either side of the Egyptian legs.