Tuesday, 21 April 2009


Cadogan Guides are publishing their fourth edition of Michael Haag's Egypt in August. The cover shows the Temple of Isis at Philae, a short distance up the Nile from Aswan. Worship of the goddess continued at this spot until AD 543 when the emperor Justinian closed the temple and removed her cult statues to Constantinople.

'An exceptional guide and highly recommended. He brings the sites to life, describing the art, architecture and history with lightly worn scholarship and wit. A guide of individual flair, it is written by someone who knows the country inside out and clearly loves it.'
- James Daunt of Daunt Books, London