BACKGROUND: The gift of the Nile; Facts; The Natural Environment; Population; Politics; Economy; Religion; In the Footsteps of the Early Christians; History; Prehistoric Egypt; The Time of the Pharaohs; Greek and Roman Egypt; Caliphs, Mamluks and Ottomans; The 19th and 20th Centuries; Warriors for Islam; Arab Republic of Egypt(since 1953); Religion in Ancient Egypt; Gods, the World and the Realm of the Dead; The Ancient Egyptian Pantheon (a selection); Arts and Culture; Hieroglyphs; The Arts in Ancient Egypt; Islamic Architecture; Coptic Art; Stories from the Nile. PRACTICALITIES FROM A to Z: Accommodation; Arrival; Before the Journey; Beaches; Electricity; Emergency; Etiquette and Customs; Festivals, Holidays and Events; Food and Drink; A Public Living Room; Health; Information; Language; Literature; Media; Money; Opening Hours; Personal Safety; Post; Communications; Prices and Discounts; Shopping; Sport and Outdoors; Time and Date; Transport; Travellers with Disabilities; Weights and Measures; When to Go. TOURS: Travelling in Egypt; Tour 1: Classic Nile journey; Tour 2: Round trip through the western Nile delta; Tour 3: To the Suez region; Tour 4: From Sinai to the west coast; Tour 5: Sinai east coast; Tour 6: The Red Sea Coast; Tour 7: To El-Alamein and the oasis of Siwa; Tour 8: Journey through the New Valley. SIGHTS FROM A to Z: Abu Ghorab; Abu Mena (Abu Mina);Abu Simbel; 3D: Great Temple of Ramses II; Saving a Monument; Abu Sir; Abydos; Alexandria (El-Iskandariya); 3D: Pharos of Alexandria; Beautiful, Famous, Notoriuos; Aswan; Asyut; Bahariyya; Beni Hasan; Cairo; Hollywood on the Nile; 3D: El-Azhar Mosque; A City Short of Breath; Dahab; Dahshur (Dahshur); Dakhla; Dendara; Edfu; 3D: Temple of Horus; El-Alamein; El-Arish; El-Fayoum; El-Kab; El-Ghardaka (Hurghada); El-Lahun; Esna; Farafra; Giza; 3D: Pyramid of Cheops; Hurghada; Ismailia (Ismailiya); Ships in the Desert; Kalabsha; Karnak; Kharga; Conquest of the Desert; Kom Ombo; Lisht; Luxor; Malawi; Meidum; Memphis; Marsa Matruh; Philae; Port Said; Red Sea; Rainforests of the Ocean; Rosetta; St Anthonys Monastery (Deir el-Qaddis Antwan); St Catherines Monastery (Deir Sant Katerin); St Pauls Monastery (Deir Mar Bolos); Saqqara; Sinai (Sinai peninsula); Siwa; Sharm el-Sheikh; Sohag; Suez; Tanis; Tell el-Amarna; Thebes(West); Wadi el-Sebua; Wadi Natrun; Western Desert. Glossary; Index; Photo credits; List of maps and illustrations; Publisher's information.