- NILE CRUISES
- TRAINS & BUSES RESERVATION
- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
- Customized Tours
(Arrival-Cairo) 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.
(Cairo) After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by Osoris English Egyptology tour guide & driven by a private car 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. then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
(Cairo) After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by Osoris English Egyptology tour guide & driven by a private car to visit the Egyptian Museum, Built in 1902 in a design correspond to the ancient Egyptian style. It contains almost 120,000 pieces from all ages. The most important pieces are for king Tutkhankhamon, whom death is a big secret till know. Then you will visit the most ancient place Khan Al Khalili Bazaar. It is the oldest Egyptian market for handmade crafts for papyrus, copper, jewelers and .etc and you have your time to buy all you need from souvenirs and spend your time in the Egyptians cafes. then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
(Cairo-Luxor) After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by Osoris steward & assisted for check out & driven by a private car to Cairo Airport to take your flight to Luxor and upon your arrival in Luxor Airport, you will be met by Osoris steward & driven by a private car to your Nile cruise, , you have a free after noon leisure time to enjoy the swimming on pool on board and with the wonderful sunset view, enjoying with the fresh air and pharonic atmosphere of Luxor, Dinner & overnight on board.
(Luxor) After breakfast on board, you will visit Luxor museum. Among the most attractive items on show are grave goods from the tomb of King Tutankhamen, Also contains the famous wall called (Al Talatat) which is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenatons temple at Karnak. Then start your visiting to the Karnak Temple, It contains three important temples for Amun, Mut and Monto. The most attractive and important one is that for Amun, which dedicated to god Amun. Then visit The Luxor Temple, It was dedicated to the triad of Thebes (now Luxor city) Amun, Mut and Khonso. It was
(Luxor-Edfu) After breakfast on board, crossing to the western bank of Luxor to visit the most special place which is the Necropolis of Thebes and visit the Valley of the Kings and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, (Al Deir Al Bahari). 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. Also you will see The Colossal Statues Of Memnon, The Northern statue depicts Amenhotep III with his mother, Mutemwia, while the southern statue is of Amenhotep III with his wife, Tiy and one of his daughters. Then sail to Esna and cross the block of Esna, Sail to City of Edfu, Dinner & overnight on board.
(Edfu-Kom Ombo-Aswan) After breakfast on board, you will visit the Temple Of Edfu, this temple refer to the story in which god Amun was in a journey to the Nubian cities and on way he was attacked by enemies, then god Hours appeared and defeated them. Sail to City of Kom Ombo, where you will visit The Temple Of Kom Ombo, Which dedicated to the tow gods Hours and Seth and witness on the conflict which happened between them and ended with dividing the temple between both of them, inside the temple depicted the most ancient medical instruments, Sail to Aswan city, Dinner & overnight on board.
After breakfast on board, you will visit the most fantastic monuments of Aswan beginning with visiting the High Dam, Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and, together with the old Aswan Dam. Then you will visit the Temple Of Philae. The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osoris and mother of Hours. Their story is the most dramatic story in the world, in which god Osoris is murdered and dismembered by his brother Seth. Isis searched for his fragments and collected them together and with her magic powers brought Osoris back to life. After that you will take felucca to The Elephantine Island it is an island in the centre of the Nile at Aswan. This Island is most Ancient Island with artifacts dating to predynastic periods. In this Island god Khunum was worshipped as a creator god. Dinner & overnight on board.
(Kom Ombo-Edfu) After breakfast on board, enjoying your morning time on board, In afternoon sailing to Kom Ombo and stop to view the Temple Of Kom Ombo, Which dedicated to the tow gods Hours and Seth and witness on the conflict which happened between them and ended with dividing the temple between both of them, it depicted the most ancient medical instruments, Sail to Edfu., Dinner & overnight on board.
( Esna-Luxor) After taking your breakfast on board, Sail to Esna and visit the Temple Of God Khunum. It was dedicated to god Khunum as the creator god. Who created mankind. He created man on a potters wheel and then breathed life into them. Khunum was shown as a man with a goats head or a goat. All the remains from the temple now are the hypostyle hall with its columns. This temple was built in Greco-Roman times, Sail to Luxor, Dinner & overnight onboard.
(Luxor-Cairo) After breakfast on board, disembarkation, then you will be met by Osoris steward & driven by a private car to Luxor Airport to take your flight to Cairo and upon your arrival in Cairo Airport, you will be met by Osoris steward & driven by a private car to your hotel & assisted for check in, then you will have a free time & overnight in Cairo. Day 12: (Cairo-Departure) After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by Osoris steward and assisted for check out your hotel & drive you by private Air-Conditioned 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. 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.