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Author Sidebotham, Steven E.

Title The Red Land : the Illustrated Archaeology of Egypt's Eastern Desert / Steven E. Sidebotham, Martin Hense, Hendrikje M. Nouwens
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2008
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Summary 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. Based on twenty years of archaeologi
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- Eastern Desert
Excavations (Archaeology)
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Eastern Desert (Egypt) -- Antiquities
Eastern Desert (Egypt) -- History
Egypt -- Eastern Desert.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hense, Martin.
Nouwens, Hendrikje M.
ISBN 1617972266