The Nile: Traveling Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present, Toby Wilkinson
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The Nile: Traveling Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Narrator: Peter Ganim

Unabridged: 12 hr 20 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 05/05/2020

Genre: History - Middle East - Egypt

Synopsis

The Nile, like all of Egypt, is both timeless and ever-changing. In these pages, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey downriver that is both history and travelogue. We begin at the First Nile Cataract, close to the modern city of Aswan. From there, Wilkinson guides us through the illustrious nation birthed by this great river.
        We see Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple. We visit the fertile Fayum, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and finally, the pulsing city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the water. Along the way, Wilkinson introduces us to the gods, pharaohs, and emperors who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; and to the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. Peerlessly erudite, vividly told, The Nile brings the course of this enduring river into stunning view.

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