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The Pharaoh's Shadow: Travels in Ancient and Modern Epypt by Anthony Sattin

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In a ruined temple along the Nile, Anthony Sattin came across a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later the same day, a policeman stopped his taxi to ask if he had a mobile phone - he wanted to call his mother. These encounters encapsulated the Egyptian experience: while undoubtedly forward-looking, Egyptians are obsessed with their long and well-documented past. Europeans, Turks, Mamelukes, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Jews, Christians and Muslims have all left their mark; but older than them all are the surviving customs of Ancient Egypt, from fertility rituals and funerary rites to the cult of saints, snake-charmers and magicians. This 2001 Orion mass market paperback Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 575402784 SKU: 1367602 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.