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Sherry Boat is proud of its 60 spacious standard & superior cabins and 1 deluxe cabin in addition to 2 large suites offering you the highest standard of comfort on a cruising boat. All cabins have individually controlled central air-conditioning, a hair drier, IDD telephone, a TV set & video and musical channels. -Standard are equipped with 2 beds that convert into queen size bed & sofa-bed giving the possibility of having a triple cosy accommodation & a sitting area. -Superior cabins are like the standard cabins but are located on the main and upper decks. -The Deluxe cabin offers 2 double beds and a vanity dresser. -Suites offer one large bed in a spacious room. Ship
Features Overview: Category: 5 stars Passengers: 126 Length: 66.5 M Width: 11.5 M Draft: 1.2 M Passenger Deck: 5 60 standard & superior cabins 1 deluxe cabin & 2 suites Laundry service Individuals safes Color TV, video channels, & music system Hair driers in all cabins Direct dial telephone in each cabin Fully air conditioned (individual control in cabins) Restaurant to accommodate all in one sitting Lounge, discotheque and piano bar sherry_boat-Lounge1 Sherry_Boat-Lounge- Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi & swimming pool bar Sherry_Boat-SwimPool Sherry_Boat-Jacuzzi -Sun deck, solarium with recreational facilities -Boutique, gift shop and hair dresser -All public areas are provided with radio and central music -International telephone & fax -Fire alarm & protection (smoke detector indicators) -Specially treated water with a series of the most recent ultra-violet water desalination stations -Main engines: Caterpillar 3 x 250 HP -Generators set: Caterpillar 3 x 200 KW in addition to a stand by one 1 X 125 KW -Class: The entire ship is built according to the rules and regulations of the Lloyd’s register of London including all safety aspects Cabins: Sherry_Boat-Deluxe_Cabin Dining: sherry_boat-Restaurant The restaurant on the upper deck offers international and oriental cuisine including well known Egyptian dishes prepared by our select group of skillful chefs. Breakfast,
lunch and dinner are served at a single sitting with an open seating arrangement. Dinner dress code is smart casual. On the lounge level, open all day, the Lounge Bar, which also serves as the discoteque in the evening, offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in addition to a variety of cocktails. Room service is available from 9 am – 10 pm. Sun Deck: Sherry_Boat-Sundeck Sherry Boat’s sun deck is the main place from which to gaze at the beautiful sights as the Sherry sails along the banks of the Nile. Divided on two levels, the upper sun deck includes a sunbather’s heaven with lounge chairs under the open sky, the lower provides shaded seating surrounding the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Cool drinks and refreshments are offered all day, and the special treat is at tea time when the Egyptian sunsets illuminate spectacular views.
Bar: On the Lounge level, open all day, serves alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages in addition to a variety of cocktails. The selection of wines and alcoholic beverages served is subject to availability from the Egyptian duty free shop. N.B.: Kindly note that is not allowed to bring food or beverages to the ship from outside, this is in keeping with the ship’s policy. Bank: A local official will come on board during the cruise. You will be informed upon his arrival. However, there are banks both In Luxor and Aswan which are open through the week and are within walking distance from where the boat docks.
For more information please contact the reception. N.B. : Passport is needed while changing travelers cheques. Bazaar: Sherry Boat Bazaar on the upper deck, offers books, stamps, postcards, photographic films, a variety of archeological video films about the sights visited during the cruise and more. All putting a complete Egyptian panorama under your eyes, high quality slides, films, cosmetics, souvenirs, our exquisite collection of both gold (18 carats stamped) and silver ornaments should satisfy different tastes and budgets. N.B. : Settlement will have to be done separately.
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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.