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Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo is strategically located in the New Cairo district known as the “Land of Gold.” The area is resplendent with waterfalls, broad tree-lined streets and sparkling lakes and streams. A mere 20 minutes from Cairo International Airport it is linked by the express way to Giza and the Pyramids. This 5 star property offers 203 luxury rooms and suites, Dusit Club Lounge, Dusit Gourmet Lounge and Bar, Thai, Japanese, Indian and Mediterranean culinary experiences. The Grand Ballroom is a magnificent 1,536 sq m fully-equipped setting for up to 1000 guests. The 9 meeting rooms are supported by a common business centre and pre-function terrace. The hotel’s banqueting delivers an unmatched catering service par excellence. Impeccable facilities include a large swimming pool, pool villas for day use, fitness centre, 6 tennis and 2 squash courts, kid’s club plus spa and wellness centre as well as a unique multi unit shopping Bazaar, retail shops and bank (opening 2010). Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, will deliver to both leisure and business guests the wondrous Thai service of Dusit within one of the most desirable destinations in the Middle East. Accommodation Overview: Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo offers 203 luxury deluxe rooms, Dusit and Executive suites, Dusit Club lounge distinctively furnished in a contemporary Thai design with state-of-the-art facilities. Luxurious and spacious, every guestroom has a balcony that overlooks luscious landscaping, lakes or pool, designed for the modern business and leisure traveler.
All executive suites have separate bedroom, living room and large dining area, spacious marble bathrooms with separate shower and tub, distinctive of the Dusit concept of elegance. Check in time is 14:00 hrs and check out time is 12:00 noon. Accommodation * Deluxe King * Deluxe Twin * Deluxe Pool King * Deluxe Pool Twi * Dusit Club Deluxe Kin * Dusit Club Deluxe Twin * Dusit Suites * Executive Suites Dining Overview: Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo offers an extensive culinary dining experience in the hotel’s eight restaurants. From exquisite delights at the Dusit Gourmet, to the extensive range of beverages at the Lounge, dine to the international flavors at the Café View and Bar. The Thai contemporary cuisine that conjures the essence of Thailand and culture, to the Indian aroma from Saaqi. Guests can enjoy Censes, cuisines of world at Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo. Facilities and Services: Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, with an experienced concierge team offers our legendry service to the guest on any activity they may require. Apart from its well appointed rooms and suites, the hotel is accessible to the airport, attractions and leisure activities.
Hotel Facilities and Services: * 24-hour Room Service * Airport transfer * Baby sitting service * Butler Service * Car Renta * Concierge * Conference and banqueting rooms * Covered and Outdoor Car Park * Currency exchange * Doctor on Call * Executive Business Centre * Fitness & Spa Centre (6-2009) * Laundry / Dry Cleaning services * Major credit cards accepted * Non-smoking rooms * Swimming Pool and Sun Deck * Shuttle Bus Service * Outside Catering * Valet Parking The rate: 91 U.S. $ per person in double room(rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 330/4/2011 except xmas & new year and easter period) 104 U.S. $ per person in double room(rate valid for xmas & new year and easter period) … The rate based on bed & breakfast and including service charge & taxes. Note: The rate is valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011. Dusit Thani LakeView hotel Cairo egypt.
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.