- NILE CRUISES
- TRAINS & BUSES RESERVATION
- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
- Customized Tours
Arrive Cairo International Airport (please advise your exact international flight details: air-carrier name, flight number and arrival time after booking you flight tickets) upon arrival 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 drive you by private air-conditioned car to your hotel, and assist you to check-in, overnight in Cairo.
After breakfast at your hotel osoris steward will drive you by private A/C car to visit with Egyptology guide Giza pyramid each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt. This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Pyramid of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. This necropolis also included the Sphinx It stand sentinel for the Pharaoh’s entire tomb complex & visit Memphis city it is the oldest capital of Egypt, was built by king Menes. and considered one of the largest and most important cities in the ancient world & it had many fine temples, palaces and gardens & visit Saqqara pyramid is considered an evolution in the concept of pyramids from the simple mastaba to the pyramid in it’s present shape. then you have free at leisure optional Sound and light shows These thoughts of curiosity has inspired artists to take you there, for a brief period, through the creation of sound & light shows. You can get a glimpse back in time to see, feel, and imagine how it was when the powerful ancient Egyptians ruled. then drive you back to the hotel. overnight in Cairo.
After breakfast osoris steward will drive you by private A/C car to Cairo airport to take flight to Aswan. upon your arrival osoris steward will be waiting for you and drive you by private A/C car to your Nile cruise and assist you for embarkation. Nile-Cruise2 Then you will visit with Egyptology guide The High Dam The world famous Aswan High Dam was an engineering miracle built in the 1960’s & visit Philae TempleThe temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. then the cruise sail to Kom ombo to visit the temple of Sobek & Haroerisis very unusual it was dedicated to two deities (Sobek & Haroeris), each with their own associated chambers and sanctuaries. then the cruise sail to Edfu, overnight on cruise.
After breakfast on board you will visit with Egyptology guide Horus Temple it is one of the most beautiful and preserved temples in Egypt towards the river. Horus story is the most dramatic story in the world, in which god Osoris (horus father) is murdered and dismembered by his brother Seth. Isis (horus mother) searched for his fragments and collected them together and with her magic powers brought Osoris back to life and finally hours came to life. then the cruise sail to Esna. then sail to luxor, overnight on cruise.
After breakfast on board you will visit with Egyptology guide The Necropolis of Thebes It contains in addition to the tombs, many temples, mostly dating from the new kingdom & visit Valley of the kings it contains 62 tombs and chambers for favorite nobles as well as the wives and children of both nobles and pharaohs & visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut It was built by Queen Hatshepsut, the great queen of the 18th dynasty. Inside it she depicts the details of the expedition of punt which she sent to the land of punt to bring the insect trees from there & visit The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. overnight on cruise.
Disembarkation after breakfast. then osoris steward will drive you by private A/C car to Luxor airport to take flight to Cairo. upon your arrival osoris steward will be waiting for you and drive you by private A/C car to visit with guide The Egyptian museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces. It filled with more than 100,000 antiquities from thousands of years of Egyptian history & visit Salah Al-din Citadel Salah el-din built this fortress to protect the old city of Cairo. Inside citadel established Alabaster mosque which dazzled by these wonderful colored decorations in the walls & visit The Hanging church It has 110 icons on one side, the icons of the Virgin Mary, Archangle Gabriel and St Peter is lined up & visit Ibn tulun mosque It incorporates a number of unique features, such as the external spiral staircase of the unusual minaret & visit Khan el Khalili one of the earliest and greatest markets in the middle east. contains many stores that exhibit wonderful collections of jewelry, wooden products engraved with mother-of pearl, leather ware, embroidered dresses and attractive hand-made products that make a great selection of souvenirs, then drive you to the hotel and assist you to check-in, overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel. Osoris steward will assist you to check out. Then drive you by private a/c car to Cairo international airport then assist you in luggage portage, check in air line counter & passport control formalities for final departure. Wish you happy flight back.
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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.