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The Five-star Deluxe Jaz Omar El Khayam is one of our finest, most spacious and modern vessels in an impressive fleet. Dedicated to cruising Lake Nasser, it entered service in September 2008. Built using advanced construction technology, it is the first of its impressive class to sail the Nile. The Jaz Omar El Khayam features 80 cabins (68 cabins, 4 Royal suites and 8 Grand suites) all spacious and luxuriously furnished and equipped with the latest in entertainment systems.
The ship’s main Abu Nawas restaurant will accommodate all passengers at a single sitting serving gourmet class cuisine. Passengers can also take their ease and reflect in the luxurious Bashawat or Mamlouk lounge bars. The Jaz Omar El Khayam has lots of facilities onboard for relaxation and entertainment, many of which can be reached by the vessels own elevator system. These facilities include a billiard roon, a large Sundeck with pool, Jaccuzi and a pool bar in addition to the Cleopatra Spa including Jacuzzi, Health club with a high tech fitness studio and three individual massage rooms.
The Jaz Omar El Khayam is among the few ships operating in Lake Nasser with an itinerary that includes a four-night trip from Aswan to Abu Simbel and a three-night trip from Abu Simbel back to Aswan. There’s no better way to experience the sights, sacred places and scenery of ancient Upper Egypt than a voyage aboard the Omar El Khayam.
Accommodation; This luxurious and advanced vessel boasts truly superior accommodation.
68 well appointed Double Cabins (24 m²)
8 luxurious Grand Suites (35.25 m²)
4 magnificent Royal Suites – Malika, Shahrazad, Sultana and Amira (each 70 m²)
The Jaz Omar El Khayam offers a choice of six deck levels (accommodation on four decks):
Level 2 deck houses the main restaurant, 2 Royal Suites and 4 Grand Suites
Level 3 deck features 18 Double cabins, 2 Royal Suites and 4 Grand Suites as well as housing the lobby & Internet cafe
Level 4 deck contains 26 Double cabins and a lounge bar.
Level 5 deck houses the remaining 24 Double cabins and an extensive lounge bar
All cabins have large panoramic sliding windows with a Nile view and private balcony area and each is fully air-conditioned (individually controlled) and furnished with generous closet and wardrobe space. Cabins also feature the following as standard:
Private W/C, bath tub and hairdryer (Suites also feature a shower)
Marine Satellite TV with in-house video channels and music system
In-cabin safe for valuables and mini-bar/fridge
Full laundry service is available on request
Guests who book the Suites will also receive a complimentary set of stationery, slippers and luxury bathrobes embroidered with logo.
Dining & Leisure Facilities
The main Abu Nawas restaurant accommodates all passengers in one sitting and offers appetizing dishes in a stylish, classy but intimate and warm atmosphere. Start your day with a wonderful breakfast buffet or be tempted by the equally sumptuous afternoon and midnight buffet selections. You are presented with the best local and international cuisine created by a selected team of highly skilled chefs, complemented by a selection of fine wines.
Relax, enjoy a drink or just get pleasure from the company in the spacious and welcoming Bashawat and Mamlouk lounge bars located on deck levels 4and 5. Or enjoy refreshing drinks in the El Kheima Sun deck bar. Sit back and relax with your drink in hand or lounge by the large freshwater swimming pool or relax in the Jacuzzi. Visit the gift shop or bazaar and indulge yourself in the beauty salon (open in Aswan on request). If you feel more active, try out the extensively equipped fitness studio and gym.
For complete head to toe relaxation, drift into the Cleopatra Spa and Health Club for a sauna or a full body massage using oils and creams that were recommended by the Pharaohs themselves.
The Jaz Omar El Khayam cruises the Upper Nile and Lake Nasser.
The 3 night/ 4 day Abu Simbel -Aswan cruise program consists of:
Day 1. Check in and visit the temples of Abu Simbel.
Day 2. Sail to Kasr Ibrim where you can view from the sun deck. Sail on to Amada and visit the Amada temple. Sail on to Wadi Elsebou where you will overnight.
Day 3. Visit Wadi El Seboua before sailing on to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 4. Visit the Kalabsha temple and Beit El Wali before checking out and disembarking.
The 4 night/5 day Aswan-Abu Simbel cruise program consists of:
Day 1. Check in and familiarise yourself with the vessel.
Day 2. Sail to Kalabsha. Visit the Kalabsha temple and Beit El Wali. Sail on to Wadi Elsebou and overnight.
Day 3. Visit Wadi El Seboua temple before sailing on to Amada and touring the Amada temple. Overnight in Amada.
Day 4. Easy sail to Sail to Kasr Ibrim where you can view from the sun deck. Sail on to Abu Simbel and visit the twin temples. Overnight at Abu Simbel.
Day 5. Check out and disembark.
195 euro per person per night in double room inclusive of service charge & taxes and including sightseeing (rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011 except christmas & new year and easter period).
247 euro per person per night in double room inclusive of service charge & taxes and including sightseeing (rate valid for christmas & new year and easter period).
Rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011.
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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.