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Colorful culture abounds in Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia—North Africa's most popular destinations. Egypt offers the famed Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, ancient Luxor, the Nile River, and belly dancers, while Morocco features treasure-filled open-air markets (where you can buy rugs, woodwork, and jewelry), and enticing cities such as Tangier, Casablanca, and Marrakesh. In Tunisia—where desert scenes were filmed for Star Wars—beach resorts line the country's 746 miles (1,200 kilometers) of coastline. Must-visit historical sites there include Zitouna Mosque, a prayer hall surrounded by 200 columns salvaged from the ruins of Roman Carthage, and the mausoleum Tourbet el-Bay, which houses the remains of Husseinite princesses and ministers.
Washington Post Articles on North Africa, written by journalists from The Washington Post.
Rediscovering Ancient Egypt: Chronicles from National Geographic, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger and Fred L. Israel (Chelsea House Publishers, 1999) In-depth information on Egypt's history and geology.
The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries, by Mark Lehner (Thames and Hudson, 1997) A leading Egyptologist surveys the history, building, and use of every major Egyptian pyramid.
Africa: Biography of a Continent, by John Reader (Vintage Books, 1999) Photojournalist John Reader chronicles the evolution of African people, animals, and plants.
The Best of African Folklore, by Phyllis Savory (BHB International, 1997) An extensive collection of well-crafted African folktales.
Africa—A Continent Revealed, by Rene Gordon (State Mutual Book and Periodical Service, 1988) Striking photographs that illustrate the need for greater conservation efforts in Africa.
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