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Dive into a Red Sea holiday at the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel, with its onsite diving center, casino and 7 pools. Kids will love the Kids’ Club, and the water park and private beach are just 200 meters away. Located in Naama Bay, the resort is a haven for watersports. Dine alfresco Italian style at Casa Sharm restaurant or enjoy a poolside barbecue at the swim-up Pool Bar…. more Dive into a Red Sea holiday at the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel, with its onsite diving center, casino and 7 pools. Kids will love the Kids’ Club, and the water park and private beach are just 200 meters away.
Located in Naama Bay, the resort is a haven for watersports. Dine alfresco Italian style at Casa Sharm restaurant or enjoy a poolside barbecue at the swim-up Pool Bar. Make use of the nearby fitness center and tennis courts. Or take a trip to Sharm El Sheikh, just 15 minutes away, for a range of watersports and other attractions, including camel rides. Fifteen minutes’ drive from Sharm El Sheikh, the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel has a meeting room for 16-220 with wireless internet access. Business facilities are available.
From Hilton Guest Room to Junior Suite, all rooms have high-speed internet access. Upgrade to a Junior Suite for a patio with partial garden views. Stay Active Dive into the Red Sea at the diving centre in the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel or just swim laps in the main pool at the pool complex. Our guests are welcome to enjoy the fitness centre as well as sailing and windsurfing at the Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort hotel beach, just 200 metres away (fees apply). Details: Barber Shop Beach Beauty Salon Guest Activity/Recreation Desk Jet Skiing Local Area Transportation Off-site Swimming Pool Outdoor Pool Playground Sailing Scuba Diving Sight Seeing Tours Snorkeling Water Skiing Windsurfing Stay Comfortable The Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel is a full-service hotel.
We review our facilities regularly and use the feedback received from our guests to make sure we offer the best possible service. Our dedicated Guest Relations Team makes daily courtesy calls to ensure all our guests’ needs are being met. Details: Airport Van/shuttle Baggage Storage Car Rental Desk Clothing Store Concierge Desk Courtesy Transportation Gift Shop Laundry/Valet Service Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff On-Site Convenience Store Parking facility Pets Allowed Restaurants & Bars Room Service Dining & bars Stay Connected From banquets to meetings, for 16-220, the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel ballroom also serves as a meeting room and has wireless internet access.
Details: Automated Teller (ATM) Business Centre Foreign Currency Exchange HS Internet Meeting Rooms Wired Guest Rooms Wireless Mtg Rooms Meetings & conferences Stay Entertained Relax in the pool complex, dive in the Red Sea at the diving centre or try your luck in the casino at the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel. Nearby are a water park, fitness centre, tennis courts and beach. Sharm El Sheikh attractions include camel rides and watersports. Details: Casino Gaming News Stand Tour Desk Destination guide Stay With Family Little ones will love the onsite Kids’ Club, children’s area in the main pool and open-air playground, or the Aqua Land water park, 200 metres away. Details: Babysitting Service Children’s Activities Children’s Menu Connecting Rooms Cribs / Cots High chairs Playground Playpen
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.