By Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw
For more than 20 years, Rick Steves' Europe 101 — written for smart people who slept through their history and art classes before they knew they were going to Europe — has been an invaluable resource for travelers. We spruced up this old standard in 2006 and added even more insightful, irreverent, and engaging coverage of Europe's history and art, plus hundreds of full-color pictures.
Here's a sample of images and captions from the Ancient Egypt chapter of the revised Europe 101. Be sure to check out all Europe 101 Slideshows.