- NILE CRUISES
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The Oberoi Zahra, the most luxurious cruise on the Nile the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality and is amongst the most spacious accommodation on the Nile. The mutedly elegant interior of the Luxury Cabins and Luxury Suites is complemented by expansive views of the river framed by large windows within the cabins and the en suite bathrooms. The Oberoi Zahra is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa.
Arrive Cairo International Airport (please advice your flight details?), then you will be met by Osoris steward (with the sign of your name) and assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification, portage and customs clearance. Then you will be driven by Private Air Conditioned Car to your hotel in Cairo and assisted for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, then Osoris English Egyptology tour guide will meet you & accompany you by a private A/C to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, The ancient Egyptians believed in the life after death so they built this pyramids to serve their bodies to the afterlife. At first you will see the amazing great pyramid of Khufu, King of the 4th dynasty and son of king Zoser. Then you will see the pyramid of Chefren. At last you will see the pyramid of Menkuara. Then you will see the huge Sphinx, it represents with the face of a man with a body of a lion for power. This Sphinx considered as guardian for the royal tombs. after world ( Possibility For Camel Riding At pyramids Area ) & then you will be driven to visit Sakkara Pyramid is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid Across the Great Court of the Pyramid Complex of Zoser. Then visit Memphis the ancient capital of Egypt Memphis, the oldest capital of Egypt, was built by King Menes, and lies 24 kms south-west of Cairo, in Al Badrasheen, after finishing your tour, you will be driven back to your hotel, overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, then Osoris steward will meet you for help you throw check out formalities from your hotel, then you will be driven to Cairo airport to take your domestic flight to Aswan, arrive Aswan, Osoris steward will meet you for help you then accompany you by private car to your Nile cruise with full board basis start with lunch end with breakfast Embarkation at 12:00 P.Mbefore lunch, Lunch on Board Cruise at 12:30 P.M, cruise professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit the Botanical Garden by Felucca at 14:30 P.M& after sunset, you will watch Sound & Light Show at the Philae Temple & then dinner at 19:30 P.M & overnight on board cruise in Aswan.
Breakfast on board cruise (7:00 to 9:00 A.M – Buffet breakfast) & optional: visit Abu Simbel or free time to visiting the Nubian Museum, from 10:00 A.M to 13:00 P.M Spa time & then lunch on board cruise at 13:00 P.M & then cruise professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit the High Dam , the Obelisk and the Philae Temple & then dinner on the island & overnight on board cruise in Aswan.
At 7:00 A.M the Nile cruise sail to Komombo & then breakfast on board cruise ( 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M- Buffet breakfast) & then cruise professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit the Twin temple of Komombo one side of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, God of the fertility and creator of the world. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon god Horus, also known as Horus the Elder. At 12:00 P.M the Nile cruise sail to Edfu & lunch on board cruise at 13:00 P.M & then cruise professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit thetemple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God & then from 17:00 P.M to 19:00 P.M- Spa time & dinner on board cruise at 20:00 P.M & overnight on board cruise in Edfu.
At 6:00 A.M the Nile cruise sail to Esna, & then breakfast on board cruise ( 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M- Buffet breakfast) & then the Nile cruise sail to Luxor, from 10:00 A.M to 13:00 P.M Spa time & lunch on board cruise at 13:00 P.M & at 15:00 P.M arrival in Luxor & at 17:00 P.M cruise professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit Luxor Temple & from 17:00 P.M to 19:00 P.M Spa time & at 20:00 P.M dinner on board cruise & overnight on board cruise in Luxor.
Breakfast on board cruise ( 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M- Buffet breakfast) & at 9:00 A.M transfer to the west Bank to explore the west Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit the Valley of the Kings with its royal tombs, the temple of Madinat Habu and the Colossus of the Memnon. At 13:00 P.M Lunch on board cruise & from 15:00 P.M to 19:00 P.M Spa time & at 19:30 P.M dinner on board cruise & then Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple & overnight on board cruise in Luxor.
Breakfast on board cruise ( 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M- Buffet breakfast) & the Nile cruise sail to Quina & from 11:00 A.M to 13:00 P.M Spa time & at 13:00 P.M lunch & from 14:00 P.M to 16:00 P.M Spa time & at 17:00 P.M travel to Dendara private visit to the temple of Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, love and joy and farewell reception at the temple. & dinner at 20:00 P.M & overnight on boar cruise in Quina.
At 5:00 A.M the Nile cruise sail to Luxor, breakfast on board cruise ( 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M- Buffet breakfast) & at 11:00 A.M cross to the West Bank visit the Nobles Tomb and Dair El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, where craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. At 13:00 P.M lunch & from 15:00 P.M to 19:00 P.M – Spa time & dinner on board cruise, overnight on board cruise in Luxor.
Breakfast on board cruise ( 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M- Buffet breakfast) & Disembarkation, & then Osoris steward will meet for help you throw check out from your Nile Cruise, & then you will be driven to Luxor airport to take your domestic flight to Cairo, arrive Cairo Osoris steward will meet you for help you & then you will be driven to your hotel, where you will assist throw check in, in your hotel, overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, then Osoris steward will meet you for help you throw check out formalities from your hotel & then accompany you by private A/C to Cairo International Airport in where you will be assisted in luggage portage, check in, airline counter and Passport Control formalities for final Departure. End of 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.