If going to Egypt next month. What should i read beforehand ? literature, travel writing, history, all of it really.

If going to Egypt next month. What should i read beforehand ?

literature, travel writing, history, all of it really.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    A guide on how not to be scammed and robbed by the locals

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      THIS and also be aware of the laws. You don't want to fuck up in a place like Egypt.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Call of the Crocodile

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

      Any of this: https://egyptology.yale.edu/academics/courses

      The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

      https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/the-nile-basin/77DE05D66A6B01EBB9511B9F41CEBB85

      https://www.sup.org/books/extra/?id=29529&i=Excerpt%20from%20Introduction.html
      Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization

      Fuck off gay. Let me guess, greek/roman philosophers are next?

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous
  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flaubert in Egypt. Is Mahfouz Egyptian?

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im Egyptian anon, I can help if you need. You dont really have to know anything special, just learn how to bargain and haggle. Also if you’re a woman you will probably feel uncomfortable, the local men here are pretty rude and often harass foreign women.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The local men will harass foreign women
      SOVL

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Im a guy though i will be with a female relative -- we were each going separately, but i got bullied into it since its probably best she doesn't go alone.

      Give me unusual, off the beaten path, places to visit, particularly in Cairo.
      And just good books in general. Im quite excited to see it all but i shamefully know very little.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Damn what is it with these girls and their desire to wander the middle east and north africa alone. Like moths to a flame...
        As for books, Watari's The Egyptian is massive KINO. But probably not what you're looking for. For travel books I always check the catalogue of Eland Books, they have one I haven't read called The Pharaoh's Shadow: Travels in Ancient and Modern Egypt, might be worth a look.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks anon.
          how safe is it? like i said well be in Cairo for the most part, i want to go explore around, probably gonna do that alone.

          Also i really want to climb a pyramid.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Don't let the girl out of your sight, ever, she's 100% certain to be harassed (and possibly even worse). In fact, she's very likely to be harassed in your presence as well. Why anyone would go to Egypt in 2022 is beyond me, such a disgusting, vile place. Show her link related.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >i want to go explore around
            There's nothing to see but overpopulated urban decay. You WILL get mugged and scammed.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Don't let the girl out of your sight, ever, she's 100% certain to be harassed (and possibly even worse). In fact, she's very likely to be harassed in your presence as well. Why anyone would go to Egypt in 2022 is beyond me, such a disgusting, vile place. Show her link related.

              fun story, i asked a friend who was there 4 years ago and he says he was propositioned by men twice, and he is a big ginger dude.

              But i would like to know some lit places, maybe authors homes or out of the way museums

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                go to the Coptic quarter in Cairo. A lot of cool ancient churches there. All the Copts I know are really decent people.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Coptic quarter
                Ohhh looks lovely. Give me more

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Oh you gotta go see the hanging church and the church where Mary and Joseph ran to. Also there’s a pretty old gnomish synagogue

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Fuck off, you have been spoonfed enough. Go to

                [...]

                fag

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You must visit the tomb of René Guénon (pbuh).

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          thats a a solid idea. I should read the guy first. I kind of avoid lit meme authors tho

          Jan Assmann?

          Thanks. What im looking for. More of that please

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Muslimgauze in the background
          Pure larp.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          PBUH

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't do it, the giza death star will activate and you'll get vaporized.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Crowley's The Book of the Law and his account of how it came about. Both found the the Weiser printing of Book 4 Magick

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Pyramid Texts and the Book of the Dead

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_Texts

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_the_Dead

  9. 3 months ago
    ἐντελής

    Jan Assmann?

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fingerprints of the Gods
    Magicians of the Gods

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Enneads, quick you don't have much time to cram. You have a showdown with an Egyptian magi on your last night before the flight out.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard that Egypt is shit to visit

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    any good Egyptian poets?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The issue is that a lot of the poems don’t really work in English y’know and idk if there are translations

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Shame.
        accurate is one thing, good is another. People translate anything nower days but most of it is terrible

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        BTW im half Russian, should i lead with that? We had a relationship back in the 70's. Though IDK if a=thats a good or a bad thing.
        also im getting A History of Egypt: From the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest, to see how it is. they have it for 5$ at my local bookstore.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    start with the greeks

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, just read Herodotus and take a cruise up to Aswan

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    the temple in man

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing. Just learn the language retard

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    there is an Egyptian anon who posts so wait for him to see this i guess

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