The Nile

Author(s): Aldo Pavan

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Africa's longest river, the Nile, winds some 4,100 miles from the heart of the continent to the Mediterranean. This book traces the river's route from Uganda, across Ethiopia, Sudan and finally Egypt, capturing its beauty and many different phases and moods.


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Aldo Pavan is a travel writer and photographer. Among his previous books is The Ganges, also published by Thames & Hudson.

Introduction; 1. Uganda, the Nile of Black Africa - Uganda, Karamojong and Potok; Lake Albert and Lake Victoria; the search for the source of the Nile; Jinji, safaris, gorillas; 2. Ethiopia, the Source of the Blue Nile - Lake Tana, the cradle of Ethiopian Christianity; the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant; the fusion of cultures; Lalibela; 3. Sudan - Nubia; the black pharaohs; Meroe; the cataracts of the Niles; Khartoum; Gordon Pasha and the Mahdi; the dervishes; the Nuba mountains; the Dinka people; 4. The Classical Egypt of the Pharaohs - Up the Nile by boat; Luxor; Lake Nasser; Abu Simbel; 5. The Other Egypt - Siwa, Bahariya, Farfra and Dakhla; Alexander the Great; the Oracle of Amon; the Lost Army of Cambyses; the Great Sea of Sand; the painted houses; the Senussi at Dakhla; archaeology; the valley of the mummies at Bahariya; monastic life; the early hermits, from Wadi Natrum to St Anthony; Coptic monasteries; the Christian religion in Islamic Egypt; unknown Gilf Kebir; 6. Journey through the Nile Delta - Cairo; Alexandria; the Library; the Ptolomaic Pharos lighthouse; the Paris of the Mediterranean.

General Fields

  • : 9780500513255
  • : thames
  • : thames
  • : 1.82
  • : October 2006
  • : 265mm X 250mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Aldo Pavan
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 916.2
  • : 272
  • : 207 illustrations, 183 in colour