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Arriving Cairo international airport uou will be 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, checkout, 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 transferring you by air conditioned private car to Giza train station where you will be helped by Osoris steward with your portage & to board on your train in where you will be served dinner in cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Luxor & overnight on the train.
Breakfast at the train, arrive Luxor where you will be meet & assist by Osoris steward assisting you with your portage & for check in on your Nile cruise, lunch on the cruise, then 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 have your lunch on board. And 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,
Breakfast on board, then cross the west bank & visit the necropolis of thebes, which were in the beginning personal tomb but over time their function was extended to also receive the remains of other family members & the structure of the tombs in the necropolis was fairly uniform, & they built their tomb almost as if there was building code requiring Specific architectural element. Then 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. Sail to Esna cross the lock then sail to Edfu & overnight
Breakfast on board then visit 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 kom ombo & visit the temple of two gods Sobek & Haroeris it`s 28 miles north of Aswan & it’s actually two temples, temple to sobek &temple of haroeris, & everything is duplicated along the main axis, two entrance, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls & two sanctuaries.
Breakfast on board, then visit the high dam which is near Aswan and its provides irrigation & electricity for whole Egypt & it have a wonderful views for visitors & from the top of two mile long high dam you can gaze a cross Nasser then visit Philae temple which had a great love story & the Victorian world fell in love with the romance of the temple then proceed to visit Elephantine Island by felucca & Agha khan Mausoleum, Overnight in
Breakfast on board, & disembarkation. Then you will be meet by Osoris steward assisting you through your portage then transferring you by private Limousine to visit Abu simbel temple .we can say that Not only are the two temples at Abu simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the high dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world wide appeal. During the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until 1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years before. Here they were reassembled, in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun, and covered with an artificial mountain. Most of the joins in the stone have now been filled by antiquity experts, but inside the temples it is still possible to see where the blocks were cut. You can also go inside the man made dome and see an exhibition of photographs showing the different stages of the massive removal project then transferring you by private Limousine to Aswan station where you will be helped by Osoris steward with your portage & to board on your train to Cairo. Where you will be served dinner in cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Cairo & overnight on the train.
Breakfast at the train, arrive Cairo. You will be meet & assist by Osoris steward helping you with your portage and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private 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 in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.
(start your Mini CAMEL Desert Safari) Breakfast at the hotel, Pick up from your Hotel. Drive by air-conditioned private car to the pyramids of Giza. Ride Camels at Sphinx area and start your trip to the south by the Pyramids Hill. Visit the Pyramid of Abu Sir. Picnic Lunch beside the Green Valley. Continue to Mastaba Pharaon. Drive back to your Hotel & overnight in Cairo. camal_ride_at_the_pyramidsaltalt
Breakfast at the hotel, then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit The Hanging Church which derives its name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of the old Babylon fortress With its nave suspended above the passage (Muallaqa translates to ‘suspended’). It is the most famous Coptic Church in Cairo & there are three haikals (sanctuaries) within the eastern section of the church. The central one is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the northern (left) to Saint George, and the southern (right) one to Saint John the Baptist. Then proceed to visit Mary girgis Church which is called also Saint George. Who is undoubtedly the most popular warrior&, the church is culturally interesting, for amidst a fury of burning candles, scenes from St. George’s valiant fight for Christianity are depicted through the art of many different styles, periods and medias. Then proceed to visit Ben Ezer’s Temple which is lying at the end point of church buildings, is reported to have been erected in the 6th or presumably the 9th Century AD. The temple site and the surrounding grounds, originally a property of the church was acquired by the Jews in return for “kantars of gold”. The basilica-style temple contains a Jewish heritage library that was inaugurated on November 25, 1997. Then Drive back to your hotel,
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 & 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.