Rough Guide to Egypt
We believe this is the best traveller's guide for Egypt, and with this new edition the quality of Rough Guides has reacehed a new level. It is crammed with information on history, sights, backgrounds, sidebars with often fun stories. In addition there are reliable information on hotels, restaurants, transportation and things to do or not to do. The maps are beautiful, detailed but clear.
Many prefer Lonely Plant to Rough Guide. One difference might be that Lonely Planet is better on issues that interest younger travellers. Though not as comprehensive as Rough Guide, the Lonely Planet guide to Egypt is as good as you would expect from this series.
Rough Guide History of Egypt
This is the perfect expansion to the general traveller's guide. It allows you an introduction to the often rather confusing history of ancient Egypt. The approach is non-academic, but without sacrificing quality.
As so many travellers have found out on their journey through the geography and history of Egypt: you get lost. Once you think you understand the society, you will just stuble over more information. No wonder, we're talking 3,000 years of history. But this book will help you keep up.
How to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs. A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself
I have only glanzed through this book, but the layout appears impressive. As the title states, the book takes you through the hieroglyphs step by step, starting at a level demanding no prior knowledge. The information is always detailed for those who struggle, and the layout is well laid out for those who can jump to the next lesson.