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The Quest - Wilbur Smith Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to win through to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. Lots of man-root action, and way too Blavatsky-esque for comfortable reading. No wonder I couldn't recall the storyline here.Re-read encounter drops this down to a 1*NEXT!Summer 2013 Egyptian Encounters:Cleopatra (1963)3* The Mummy Curse2* Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra4* The Complete Valley of the Kings1* Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson4* Tutankhamen: Life and death of a Pharoah2* The Luxor Museum3* Tutankhamen's Treasure3* The Black Pharaoh3* Nubian Twilight..../ complimentary reading!4* River God4* House of EternityThe Egyptian (1954)Agora (2009)CR JustineDeath on the Nile (1978)2* Nefer the Silent5* The Seventh Scroll5* The White NileCR An Evil Spirit out of the WestNefertiti Resurrected3* WarlockQueen Pharaoh - HatshepsutTR: The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources Verdi: Aïda - San Francisco Opera (starring Luciano Pavarotti) FULL: The libretto does not specify a precise time period, so it is difficult to place the opera more specifically than the Old Kingdom. For the first production, Mariette went to great efforts to make the sets and costumes authentic. Given the consistent artistic styles through the 3000 year history of ancient Egypt, a given production does not particularly need to choose a specific time period within the larger frame of ancient Egyptian history. wiki sourcedAsterix and Cleopatra (1968) [FULL MOVIE] 1* The Quest03-07-2013: Egyptian army suspends constitution and removes President Morsi.Additional reading that flows from the above, much like a great river:TR Through the Dark ContinentChez Tintin. Congo river rapidsTR A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries