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Dahabiya, a beautifully crafted Egyptian sail boat. Dahabeah (also spelled dahabeeyah, dahabiah, dahabiya, and dahabiyah) is a passenger boat used on the River Nile in Egypt. The term is normally used to describe a shallow-bottomed, barge-like vessel with two or more sails. The vessels have been around in one form or another for thousands of years, with similar craft being depicted on the walls of the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. Indeed, the name is thought to derive from the Arabic word for “gold”, owing to similar, gilded state barges used by the Muslim rulers of Egypt in the Middle Ages.Before the introduction of steam boats, the dahabeah was the most normal way for travellers to ascend the Nile, and even after that they remained somewhat popular amongst the wealthy. Nowadays, vessels of this type are often made of iron, accommodating between two and about twelve passengers, and are often fitted with motors as well as sails.The boutique Nile Cruise combines old-world charm and sophistication with the luxury of modern amenities and technology & is built in the style of a traditional from Luxor to Aswan and all points of history and wonder in between.
The program as follows:
Arrive Cairo international airport (advice me with your arrival details), meet & assist by Osoris steward assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then transferring you by air conditioned private Limousine to your hotel in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit pyramids & sphinx. There are no more famous ancient sites within Egypt or for that matter elsewhere in the world, than the great pyramids & sphinx. They have been both the main destination for tourists & a source of imaginative thought to the world for over three thousand years. The ancient Egyptians believed in their belief that the spirit life after death & existence eternal life. So, near the pyramids there they placed wooden boats, to be at the disposal of the king when he went at his journey at day & night with the sun god. Near the pyramids we find the sphinx which has a body of a lion with ahead of king or god. then proceed to visit Sakkara one of the great necropolis of Memphis& three major discoveries have recently made at Sakkara including a prime minister` tomb a queen`s pyramid & the tomb Of son of dynasty & every one of them have a fantastic story. Then proceed to visit Memphis the first unified & centralized state in history with organized system of government police, army & education, Then Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit Egyptian museum. If you want to see treasures & jewels of the Egyptian kings you can see it at the Egyptian museum you can see the mummies too and treasures that you can’t see in any other place in the world. And then proceed to visit citadel of Salah el din. The citadel was erected by Salah el din. The legendary Salah el din who conquered crusaders in Palestine. This was latter occupied by Napoleon & reigning the location of the citadel provide strategic advantages both to dominate Cairo & to defend outside attackers. Then proceed to visit the Islamic Cairo Ibn Tulun Mosque Built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun and it had built over a period of three years of mud brick became the focal point of Tulunid capital that lasted only 26 years and it is the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived in fairly original form, Proceed to visit The Sultan Hassan Mosque many guide books refer to it as the finest ancient mosque in Cairo and one of the major monuments of the Islamic world and in its top is a projecting stalactite cornice in carved stone running along the facade which doesn’t look like any other Cairo mosque. To khan el khalili (The old city) which is one of the oldest market in the world and if you want to get unique gifts you will find it there. Then Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at your hotel, checkout. Then You will be meet & assist by Osoris steward helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo Internal airport where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for portage & check in on board of your flight to Luxor, arrive Luxor internal airport where you will be meet & assist by Osoris steward assisting you with your portage & accompany you by private air conditional car to your hotel, helping you with check in on your hotel then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide, accompany by private car to the East bank to visit the temple of Karnak it was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Then proceed to visit Luxor temple. The Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and his son Khonsu. It was called “Ipet resyt,” which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple had another group of divinities that included Iunet, Hathor, and Atum, whose statues were discovered in a hidden storage pit. then drive back to your hotel, overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast at your hotel then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit to the west bank, visit Valley of the Kings. Then visit the temple of queen Hatshepsut which is one of the most dramatically situated in the world, the queen`s architect set it at head of a valley over shadowed by peak of Thebes where the goddess lived. Then visit colossi of the Memnon which had built by amenhotep the third who built a mortuary temple in Thebes that was guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. On the sides on the sides of the statues are reliefs depicting Nile gods joining together plants symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt Then Drive back to your hotel, overnight in Luxor.
(start your dahabiya cruise)
Breakfast at your hotel, check out, then you will be meet by Osoris steward assisting you through portage then transferring you by private Limousine to your Nile cruise in Esna in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in then get the welcome drink
& start your visit, first to El hegz island & it is small island in Edfu which taking around 4 or 5 hours sailing during sailing you will have your lunch, overnight on board of your Nile cruise in Edfu.
Breakfast on board. then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit to the temple of horus in Edfu which is dedicated to horus the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six ptolemies & it not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt but also the second largest after karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of great battle between norus & Seth. Then sail to El fuza island which take around one hour sailing & overnight on board.
Breakfast on board. then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit El ramadya (Nubian village) and from ramadya sailing to Besaw island & overnight on board.
Breakfast on board. then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit sailing from Becaw to visit Silsela mountain then sailing to Meneha island & overnight in Meneha.
Breakfast on board, then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit sailing from Meneha to Kom ombo & visit the temple of two gods Sobek & Haroeris & it`s 28 miles north of Aswan & it’s actually two temples, temple of sobek & temple of haroeris, everything is duplicated along the main axis ,two entrance, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls & two sanctuaries. Then sailing to Darawa where you will find the market (animals & vegetables market) and from Darawa sailing to kopania where you will enjoy with Nubian party & overnight on board.
Breakfast on board, & disembarkation, arrive Aswan then you will be meet & assist by Osoris steward assisting you with your portage & transferring you by private car to Abu simbel in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in then get the welcome drink & start your visit, visit Abu simbel temple & get your welcome cocktail then visit the sound & light show at Abu simbel, dinner on bord & overnight in Abu Simbel on board.
Breakfast on board disembarkation then visit Kalabsha temple, bit El wadi & Kiosek of kertassi, Then You will be meet & assist by Osoris steward helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Aswan Internal airport where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for portage & check in on board of your flight to Cairo, arrive Cairo internal airport, meet & assist by Osoris steward assisting you through portage then transferring you by air conditioned private car to your hotel in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at your hotel, checkout. Then You will be meet & assist by Osoris steward helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo International airport where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for portage and check in on board of your flight carrier then helping you on the emigration formalities wishing you a happy flight back home.
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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.