- NILE CRUISES
- TRAINS & BUSES RESERVATION
- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
- Customized Tours
Le Méridien Heliopolis
Occupying the most exclusive site in the heart of Heliopolis lays this 283 rooms and suites elegantly designed hotel, Le Méridien Heliopolis. Ideally located near the Cairo International Conference Center, 10th of Ramadan Industrial City, and the shopping districts of Heliopolis. A 45 minute drive to center town and old Cairo where Museums and ancient monuments must be seen.
Features and Activities:
Contemplate a different kind of inner journey… renew and balance your mind and body at our fitness center and beauty parlor. Retreat to the third floor for a quiet swim in the stillness of morning or head to the solarium in the evening to experience the ultimate stress release.
Consult the Concierge desk for a multitude of luxury services…
New Adventures! New Family Experiences!
Book now, get a free viewing of a Disney movie, your kids can eat for free and you get 50% off the second room!
Book and stay before September 15th, 2010 to enjoy a wonderful holiday.
Autumn days are here again !
Submit Submit Submit Submit Submit Submit Submit
Property Type – Full Service, Hotel Year Built – 1987 Year Remodeled – 1994 A Modern And Elegant Hotel. Its Original Architecture Is Built On 8 Floors Overlooking The Swimming Pool.
Property & Room Information:
Bar , Barber/beauty Shop , Elevators , Front Desk , Health Club , Lounge , Meeting Room , Restaurant , Truck/rv Parking Total Nbr Of Meeting Rooms – 4 Capacity Of Largest Meeting Room – 400 Seating Format Options – Banquet – 500 Conference Room.
Swimming Off-Site Recreations – Golfing – Tennis.
24-Hour Front Desk , 24-Hour Room Service , Babysitting/childcare , Concierge , Safe Deposit Box , Wake-Up Calls Business Services . Audio-Visual Equipment , Business Centre , Computer Rental , Fax Service , Internet Connectivity , Secretarial Services.
Nbr Of Suites – 16 Room Amenities For All Rooms –
Air Conditioning / Bath Tub / Bathroom Amenities / Bidet / Cable/satellite Tv / Color Tv / Connecting Room / Direct Dial Telephone / Free Newspaper / Hairdryer / Mini
Bar / Telephone / Television.
Max Occupancy – 2
Max Nbr Of Rollaways – 0
Royal Club Room With One King Bed.
• Extra Child – N/a Usd.
• Rollaway For Child – N/a Usd.
• Family Plan Available – Maximum Of 2 Depending On Size Of Room.
• Under 12 Yrs Accommodated For Free When Sharing With 2 Adults.
• Pets Allowed.
• 10 Pct Commission.
65,00 euro per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of service charge & taxes.(rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011 except x-mas & new year and easter period).
78,00 euro per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of service charge & taxes.(rate valid for x-mas & new year and easter peroid)
Note:Rate valid for all markets except middle east & gulf.
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.