Weather of the Pharaohs

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Abstract

Failure of the seasonal floods would, without adequate preparation, mean hardship, famine and death for the people of the ancient land of Two Kingdoms. The hot, dry climate of Egypt was particularly favourable for the building of the magnificent structures that have made the Pharaohs famous. Today, the continuing growth of the modern city of Cairo produces air pollution which threatens the health of the urban population, but also endangers the priceless treasures of the Giza Plateau. -J.Austin

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalWeatherwise
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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