- NILE CRUISES
- TRAINS & BUSES RESERVATION
- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
- Customized Tours
Sailing the River Nile in Upper Egypt between Luxor and Aswan, enter the Amarante Nile Cruise world of comfort and supreme luxury on board our legendary twin River Nile Cruise ship, Isis . isis_nile_cruise_reception Amarante_Nile_Cruises-Lobby
Indulge yourself in a world of fascination and romance while gracefully sailing through the amazing Nile River with its spectacular scenery and magnificent plateau, outing through the majestic Pharaonic temples and wondering through its marvellous ancient sites.
Breathtaking Panoramic Sunset
Relax on the spacious sun deck of Isis overlooking the River Nile, take a dip in the onboard swimming pool and refresh yourself with a cocktail while enjoying Upper Egypt’s breathtaking panoramic sunset. isis_nile_cruise_pool2 isis_nile_cruise_pool
Don’t miss Amarante Nile Cruise nightly onboard entertainment in the elegant, classically decorated lounges of Isis where we feature a dance floor, traditional belly dancing show, Nubian folkloric show, fancy dress jallabya theme party, and serving appetizers and a wide range of cocktails. Amarante_Isis_Nile_Cruise-.Restaurant
Isis Nile River Cruise Ship
Amarante Nile Cruises River Nile cruise ship Isis feature 37 deluxe, spacious and luxurious cabins including the Amarante suite.
Large Panoramic Views of the River Nile
All cabins onboard Amarante River Nile luxury cruise ship feature large panoramic windows with a view of the Nile River, all tastefully furnished in an elegant, classical pastel décor with antique style prints.
Cruise Services, Features and Activities
The Amarante Isis Nile cruise services, features and activities include the following:
24 hour reception
Wi-Fi Internet access (£)
in-house video channels and music
main dining room with a Nile view serving daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and a la carte dinner
sun deck bar overlooking the Nile serving snacks and refreshing cocktails and beverages until sunset
outdoor swimming pool
lounge serving light meals and a wide range of cocktails and beverages
daily night entertainment featuring a dance floor, belly dance show, Nubian folkloric show, and a fancy dress jallabya party
full laundry facilities
fully purified, filtered and softened water
Isis Cruise Ship Cabins & Suites
Amarante Nile Cruises River Nile cruise ship Isis feature 37 deluxe, spacious and luxurious cabins (22m2) including the Amarante suite (45m2). All cabins onboard our River Nile luxury cruise ships feature large panoramic windows with a view of the Nile River, all tastefully furnished in an elegant, classical pastel décor with antique style prints.
large panoramic window
fully purified, filtered and softened water
21 inch LCD television
Wi-Fi Internet access (£)
direct dial telephone
Amarante Suite onboard Isis River Nile Cruise Ships
The Amarante Nile Cruises Amarante suite features a bedroom and living room. Special upgraded guest amenities are available in both suites including a 26 inch LCD television, bathrobes, slippers and a Jacuzzi.
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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.