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wonderful place to stay and enjoy a wonderful holiday in the city of Aswan. The city of Aswan is situated on the eastern bank of the river Nile and includes several tourists’ attractive places. The Location of Cleopatra Hotel in Aswan is very convenient to reach as the nearest railway station is only at a distance of 2 kilometers. The Aswan-Daraw Airport is 15 kilometers away and takes hardly 10 minutes of drive to reach the hotel. The Cleopatra Hotel lies in the close proximity of several places that are simply spectacular to explore and is counted among popular Hotels in Egypt.
in Aswan is renowned for its superb hospitality and services. The Cleopatra Hotel has recently undergone the process of renovation and the revamped guest rooms and suites at the hotel provide all comfort to the hotel guests. The hotel offers a comfortable and relaxing environment that makes it the ideal getaway for those wishing to truly indulge themselves in complete luxury.
in Aswan offers 114 rooms which include 114 single and double rooms and 14 suites. The suites are wonderfully decorated and are an abode of supreme luxury and comfort.
The Room Facilities at Cleopatra Hotel in Aswan includes contemporary and luxury items that include: In-room Digital Safety system, Colour Television with remote control, Telephone with IDD Line, Radio, Alarm Clock, VCR, Hangers, Irons and Ironing Board, Mini-bar, Refrigerator, Cable or Satellite television. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and include attached bathrooms that have bathtubs and showers. There is tea and Coffee making facilities in the room, special rooms are available for disabled guests, facility of watching pay movies and the guests can even get complimentary newspapers in their rooms itself.
The Cleopatra Hotel offers wonderful dining option to its guests among other Hotels in Aswan in Egypt. The hotel includes an open dining area that serves authentic Egyptian dishes. The Egyptian foods have the flavor of neighboring places like Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and other Mediterranean countries. The guests can enjoy the famous dishes Kebab and Kofta which are usually prepared of lamb meat, chops & minced meat. The guests can also enjoy Shawerma which is a popular type of sandwich made of minced meat or chicken which is nicely rolled in pita bread with Tahina sauce. The best thing to keep your kids busy is Dukkah which is a dry mixture of chopped nuts, seeds and Middle Eastern spices.
The Cleopatra Hotel is the right choice for your business meetings. The corporate travelers will find all necessary facilities available at the conference and meeting rooms of the hotel. The Cleopatra Hotel offers wonderful conference and business facilities. The Cleopatra Hotel boasts contemporary and fully equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate any type of business meetings
The Cleopatra Hotel is renowned for offering wonderful services and amenities to its guests. The Hotel Amenities and Services at Cleopatra Hotel in Aswan
– Laundry and Dry Cleaning
– 24-hour medical facility
– Postage Service
– Car parking
– 24-hr reception facility
– Tour desk
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.