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• 50 cabins 21 m² , fully air-conditioned, private bathroom, hair dryer, mini-fridge, most with balcony.
•The De Maria Suite, 42 m², and the Imperative Suite 100 m² with terrace and Jacuzzi .
•Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, health club facility, sauna, steam bath and massage…
•Restaurant and sun decks.
Facilities & Restaurants:
Total comfort, and the luxury of space await the traveler on board the Eugenie, designed more to suit the requirement of maritime travel than river navigation, meters ship is 74 long and weighs 1000 tons. The elegant interior created by Amr Khalil, offers its passengers a fin de Siecle atmosphere, full of warmth and elegance.
On deck a shaded restaurant and a mosaic-lined swimming pool, or relax in the spacious lounge areas, restaurants or one of the bars. Cabins have all the comfort one should expect of a five star floating hotel, and apart from cabins you will find suites of different kind.
Itineraries Monday Abu Simbel – Aswan 5 days
Day # 1: Arrive Abu Simbel/ Embarkation:
Upon your arrival at board your Lake Cruise. Lunch served aboard before your visit to the Temples of Abu Simbel. Back to the ship for dinner and overnight aboard.
Day # 2: Abu Simbel / Kasr Ibrim:
Breakfast aboard the ship with free time at leisure . Lunch will be served while sailing to Kasr Ibrim. Upon arrival, a tour of the Citadel of Kasr Ibrim will be conducted from the ship’s sundeck, “ entrance to is not permitted” . Dinner aboard the cruise and overnight stay.
Day # 3: Amada / Wadi El Seboua:
Sail to Amada. A.M. visit the Temples of Amada, Derr and the Tomb of Penout. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing to Wadi El Seboua. Upon arrival, discover the Temple of Dakka and the Temple of Meharakka. Dinner served aboard the cruise and overnight stay.
Day # 4: Aswan:
Sail to Aswan and cocktail while crossing of the Tropic of Cancer. Lunch aboard. As soon as your arrival in Aswan, visit the Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. back to the ship for dinner. Overnight stay.
Day # 5: Disembarkation
After breakfast, disembarkation.
Friday Aswan – Abu Simbel 4 days 3 nights.
Board your Lake Nasser Cruise ship. Relax with lunch on board followed by a visit to Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Return to the ship for an afternoon tea served in the lounge. Dinner aboard and overnight on board.
After breakfast aboard the cruise start sailing to Wadi El Seboua. Enjoy a cocktail while passing the Tropic of Cancer. Lunch is served on board before touring Wadi El Seboua Temple, the Temple of Dakka, and the Temple of Meharakka. Return to the ship to sail to Amada. Dinner aboard and overnight stay.
Breakfast aboard the cruise, then a visit to the Temple of Amada, Derr and the Tomb of Penout. Return to the ship to sail to Kasr Ibrim. View the Citadel of Kasr Ibrim via the ship’s sundeck “ entrance is not permitted ” . Depart and continue sailing to Abu Simbel. Lunch is served on board before visiting the Temples of Abu Simbel. In the evening, attend the Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel (optional). Return to the ship for a candlelight dinner. Overnight stay.
Breakfast aboard , disembarkation.
180 euro per person per night in double cabin inclusive of service charge & taxes and including sightseeing(rate valid from 1/10/2010 to 30/4/2011 except christmas & new year and easter period).
205 euro per person per night in double cabin inclusive of service charge & taxes and including sightseeing(rate valid for christmas & new year and easter period).
Rate valid from 1/10/2010 to 30/4/2011.
M/S Eugenie Lake Naser Curises
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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.