- NILE CRUISES
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- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
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Cairo Arrive Cairo International Airport (please advice your flight details), then you will be met by Osoris steward with the sign of your name to assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification, portage and customs clearance. Then you will be driven you by private air condition car to your hotel in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in. Overnight in Cairo.
Cairo After breakfast at your hotel you will be met by Osoris English Egyptology tour guide at the lobby of the hotel & drive you by a private Air condition car to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx . The Great Pyramids consist of the Great Pyramid of Giza (known as the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) a few hundred meters to the south-west, and the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinos) a few hundred meters further south-west. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex, facing east. Current consensus among Egyptologists is that the head of the Great Sphinx is that of Khafre. then you will meet then you will meet Osoris English Egyptology tour guide in the hotel & driven by A/C car to visit the Egyptian Museum, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museums, in Cairo, Egypt. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. Then you will have a tour for Old Cairo , where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt (You can have an optional lunch on route)Then you will visit the Ben Ezra synagogue is situated in Coptic Cairo, Egypt. According to local tradition, it is located on the site of where baby Moses was found. The land for the synagogue was purchased in 882 CE for 20,000 dinars by Abraham Ibn Ezra of Jerusalem. and the Hanging church where the virgin Mary , Joseph and the baby Jesus took refuge. Then you will visit Khan El-Khalili. The souk dates back to 1382, when Emir Djaharks el-Khalili built a large caravanserai (khan in Arabic) in Cairo under the Burji Mamluk Sultan Barquq; In addition to shops, there are several coffeehouses (maqha or qahwah, depending on dialect), restaurants, and street food vendors distributed throughout the market. The coffeeshops are generally small and quite traditional, serving Arabic coffee and usually offering shisha. Another famous place to hang out in Khan el Khalili is “Qahwet el Fishawy” this place is incredible for everyone they serve one of the best shisha in Egypt. Then you will drive you back to your hotel and overnight. Cairo.
Aswan After breakfast at hotel, you will meet Osoris steward and drive you by a private Air condition car to Cairo domestic airport to get your flight to Aswan . upon your arrival you will meet Osoris steward to assist you to check in to your Nile cruise M/s Eugenie( Note:- Embarkation for M/s Eugenie Nile cruise according to schedule will be from Aswan every Friday for 3 nights ). lunch served on board. Visit the Kalabsha temple (also Temple of Mandulis) is a Ancient Egyptian temple that was originally located at Bab al-Kalabsha (Gate of Kalabsha), approximately 50 kilometers south of Aswan. The temple was situated on the west bank of the Nile River, in Nubia and was originally built around 30 BC during the early Roman era. While the temple was constructed in Augustus’s reign, it was never finished. then you will visit Beit el Wali The Temple of Beit el-Wali is a rock-cut Ancient Egyptian temple in Nubia which was built by Pharaoh Ramesses II and dedicated to the deities of Amun-Re, Re-Horakhti. then you will visit kiosk of kirtassi is “a tiny Roman kiosk with four slender papyrus columns inside, and two Hathor columns at the entrance.” It is a small but elegant structure that “is unfinished and not inscribed with the name of the architect, but is probably contemporary with Trajan’s Kiosk at Philae. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge. Dinner and overnight on board in the Aswan harbor.
Aswan Breakfast on board . Sail to Wadi El Seboua, or Valley of the lions , is the site of two New Kingdom Egyptian temples in Lower Nubia at the edge of Nasser lake, including one impressively large temple spéos of Ramesses II. and cocktail while passing the tropic of cancer. Lunch served on board .you will visit the Wadi El Seboua temple, after that you will visit the Temple of Dakka Ad-Dakka , was a place in Lower Nubia, which was located approximately 100 km south of the Aswan then you will visit Temple of Maharraqa Al-Maharraqa is a place in Lower Nubia, which was approximately 120 km south of Aswan on the southern border of the Roman empire. Only a few years after the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC, the Kushites from the kingdom of Meroë launched a raid on the First cataract region of Egypt in 23 BC. Sail to Amada dinner and overnight on board Day.
Amada Breakfast followed by morning visit the temple of Amada, the oldest Egyptian temple in Nubia, was first constructed by pharaoh Thutmose III of the 18th dynasty and dedicated to Amun and Re-Horakhty. and Derr is a Rock cut temple dedicated to Re-Harakhte, Ramses II, Amun-Re and Ptah (god of creation and patron of artists and artisans). as well as The Tomb of penout Rock-cut tomb of the viceroy of Nubia under Ramses VI, the only extant one of its kind. Sail to kasr Ibrim the only monument on Lake Nasser that still exists in its original location. Before the creation of the lake this fort stood atop a high bluff overlooking the valley, a strategic site since ancient times. The fort may date to the Middle Kingdom and it has been rebuilt and used in a variety of ways over time, including as a church and mosque.( tour is conducted from the chi s sundeck as entrance to the site is not permitted). Sailing to Abu Simbel lunch served on board, visit the Abu Simbel temple the temple of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, Abu Simbel also represents the of triumph of UNESCO’s Campaign to salvage the temples, without which these monuments would have been forever lost beneath the Nile waters. Optional sound and lights at Abu Simbel temples for prices you will find here under in section program excludes, candlelight dinner onboard and overnight.
Abu Simbel After breakfast onboard disembarkation then you will meet by Osoris steward helping you for your check out from the Nile cruise and drive you by Air condition car and drive you to Abu Simbel domestic airport to get your flight to Cairo . Upon your arrival you will meet Osoris steward with the sign of your name to assist you with your luggage & drive you by Private air condition car to your hotel. Optional tour you can have an over day in Alexandria) . After that you will meet Osoris English Egyptology tour guide in the hotel lobby & drive you by a private Air condition car to visit the sightseeing of Alexandria and over day there first you will visit The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (meaning ‘Mound of shards’ or ‘Potsherds’) is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandria, Egypt and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences. Then you will visit Pompey’s Pillar is one of the best-known ancient monuments still standing in Alexandria today. It is located on Alexandria’s ancient acropolis — a modest hill located adjacent to the city’s Arab cemetery — and was originally part of a temple colonnade. Pompey’s Pillar may have been erected using the same methods that were used to erect the ancient obelisks. The Romans had cranes but they weren’t strong enough to lift something this heavy. Then you will visit The Citadel of Qaitbay (or the Fort of Qaitbay) is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, built upon/from the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay. Then you will visit Greco Roman Museum of Alexandria in Egypt was created in 1892. It was first built in an 5-room apartment, inside one small building in Rosetta Street (later Avenue Canope and nowadays Horriya). In 1895, it was transferred to another building that only had eleven rooms. More rooms were added later to this building, now located near Gamal Abdul Nasser Street. And then you visit The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented. After that tour you will be driven back to Cairo by a private Air condition car to your hotel and overnight Cairo.
(Cairo-Departure) After breakfast at hotel, met by Osoris steward & assist you through check out from your hotel and drive you by private Air-Condition car to Cairo International Airport in where you will be assisted in luggage portage, check in, airline counter and Passport Control formalities for final Departure. Wish you happy flight back. End of Service. For Package Price: contact us at Egypt@osorios.net Package Includes: 3 Nights accommodations in Cairo Cairo villa belle époque hotel click here 3 Nights accommodations in 5 * M/s Eugenie Nile cruise click here All the transportation as mentioned in the Program by Private A/C Car.- All Sightseeing as mentioned in the Program.- All Entrance fees during sightseeing with Professional Egyptology English speaking guide.- All service charge & taxes Package Excludes: – Entry visa to Egypt cost per person- (Optional) lunch on route- Optional sound and light in Abu Simbel- Optional full day in Alexandria per person – Flights Cairo/Aswan & Abu Simble/Cairo Trips depending on your appreciation for the service.-
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The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that a tunnel in the tomb of King Seti I (1314-1304 BC) has been discovered by Dr. Zahi Hawass and his team in the Valley of the Kings. They’ve been searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis. Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the head of the mission, finally succeeded in completely excavating the 174m long tunnel after several seasons of work that began in November 2007. The tunnel was cut into the bedrock near the end of the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I. In addition to excavating the tunnel, the team braced the walls and ceiling with metal supports. They also built a wooden walkway over the original stone staircase of the tunnel to preserve it and installed a mining car system to remove rubble from the team’s excavations. During their work, the mission uncovered many shabtis and pottery fragments that dated to the Eighteenth Dynasty (1569-1315 BC). Several limestone ostraca fragments, as well as a small boat model made of faience were also found. During their excavation of the staircase, the team found that three of the steps were decorated with red graffiti.
The only other excavation of the tunnel took place in 1960 under the direction of Sheikh Ali Abdel Rassoul. His team was able to reach a depth of 136m but they had to stop their excavation because it was too hard to breath. Upon reaching the end of the 136m section, which had been partially excavated by Abdel-Rasoul's workmen, Dr. Hawass’s team were shocked to uncover a descending passage which measures 25.60m in length and 2.6m wide. The mission eventually uncovered a fifty-four step, descending staircase.
After the first descending passage, a second staircase measuring 6 meters long was cut into the rock. At the beginning of this passage the team found a false door decorated with hieratic text that reads: “Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider." These written instructions must have been left from the architect to the workmen who were carving out the tunnel. Dr. Hawass said that when he went inside the tunnel of King Seti I for the first time he noticed that the walls were well finished and that there were remains of preliminary sketches of decoration that would be placed on the walls. Unfortunately none of this was every completed. Dr. Hawass added that he was very surprised to find a second staircase inside the tunnel. It appears that the last step was never finished and the tunnel ends abruptly after the second staircase.
Dr. Hawass believes that the workmen and artists first finished the original tomb of Seti I during his twelve-year reign and then began to construct the tunnel. It appears that Seti I was trying to construct a secret tomb inside a tomb. It is likely that when Seti I died his son, Ramesses II (1304-1237BC), had to stop the work and bury has father. Dr. Hawass believes that Ramesses II continued where his father had left off and constructed his own tunnel within his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian mission is currently working in the tomb of Ramesses II to preserve the wall paintings and to look for a similar tunnel to the one in the tomb of Seti I.
The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb. The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb, and even before the room had been opened, I could see the statue's crystal eyes gazing back at me. The statue shows Kai sitting on a high-backed chair. He wears a shoulder length wig, decorated with horizontal rows of curls. Each eye is framed in cooper, while his eyebrows are in raised relief. The lips are thin and finely drawn. The musculature of the body is very well defined and Kai's right arm is bent across his chest. His left arm is resting on his lap on top of his short, white shendyt-kilt. The base of the statue is decorated with five lines of hieroglyphic text which list Kai's title including the "Steward of the Great Estate." On either side of Kai are his two children. They are very small figures and barely reach to his knee caps. His daughter is sitting next to his left leg in a long white sheath dress. Kai's son is standing naked next to his right leg. Depictions of naked figures with their finger to their lips, was an ancient Egyptian artistic convention for depicting male children.