Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 June 2008

448 Pages | 250 illustrations

6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9789774160943

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The Red Land

The Illustrated Archaeology of Egypt's Eastern Desert

Steven E. Sidebotham, Martin Hense, and Hendrikje M. Nouwens

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

For thousands of years Egypt has crowded the Nile Valley and Delta. The Eastern Desert, however, has also played a crucial-though until now little understood-role in Egyptian history. Ancient inhabitants of the Nile Valley feared the desert, which they referred to as the Red Land, and were reluctant to venture there, yet they exploited the extensive mineral wealth of this region. They also profited from the valuable wares conveyed across the desert between the Nile and the Red Sea ports, which originated from Arabia, Africa, India, and elsewhere in the east.


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