“THE HOME OF THE PHARAOHS” “and the birthplace of the world’s earliest civilizations, is a land of magic and mystery. Who is not familiar with the images of ancient Egypt: the pyramids with their mummified inhabitants and treasures of gold, the Sphinx, images of jackal-headed gods and hieroglyphic writings, and the life-sustaining waters of the Nile? Egypt has been home of wondrous monuments and famous reelers, from the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria to King Tutankhamun and Queen Cleopatra. Today, the waters of the Nile still flow, and the country to which they give life still holds beauty, fascination, and charm. In the cities that huddle within the Nile valley, modern Egyptians live a life that is a unique blend of new and traditional ways.