Rhadopis of Nubia: A Novel of Ancient Egypt


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Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homeland s ancient past in R hadopis of Nubia , an unforgettable love story set against the high politics of Egypt s Sixth Dynasty. While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon lifts one of her golden sandals and drops it into the lap of the Pharaoh Merenra II. Upon hearing Rhadopis described as beauty itself, the young pharaoh decides to return Rhadopis s sandal himself. When the two meet, they are immediately seized by a passion far stronger than ...

Rhadopis of Nubia: A Novel of Ancient Egypt 2005, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400076680

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