Ancient even to the ancients, Egypt has long held an almost magical allure. The many layers of the country's past and present are now available to more people than ever before. Whether you are heading for the holiday of a lifetime or looking to enhance your knowledge and understanding of Egypt, both ancient and modern, including where to view the country's many treasures in some of the world's top museums, this Odyssey guide to Egypt is essential reading. Robert Morkot's insightful guide takes you on a journey through the ages from the earliest times of the pharaohs to Islamic Egypt and the very recent discovery of prehistoric mammal and dinosaur fossils. His informative, perceptive text sheds light on the history, culture, art and religion of ancient Egypt, as well as providing practical and personalized information on where to go and what to see, all richly complemented with stunning color photography from internationally renowned photographers. Carefully selected literary excerpts and special topics add flavour and a historical perspective, while detailed site plans greatly enrich your visit to the major places of interest. An important new chapter on museums, both within Egypt and at selected locations around the world, including information on a major exhibition in the United States of Tutankhamun's treasures, is an exciting and invaluable resource for all those interested in the spellbinding art and culture of Egypt.