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The authorities of the other hotels in Alexandria can easily be envious because of the wonderful locality of the Plaza Hotel in Alexandria. It is not far away from the city but it is in such a position you will feel that you are actually residing in an isolated island. It is just located beside the El Safa Palace on the Al Geisha Avenue which is a posh area of Alexandria. The El Safa Palace which is a sightseeing spot itself is nowadays used by the Egyptian government as the guesthouse of renowned dignitaries.
Plaza Hotel Alexandria hotel is a very nice 4 stars hotel, founded in 1985, located in a quite area by the Mediterranean Sea and offering a comfort and luxurious stay in one of its 134 rooms. There are 134 rooms spread across 12 floors in the Plaza Hotel. It offers many services such as air conditioning, bathtub, direct dial telephone with charge, satellite T.V, fridge and wireless internet access with charge. You will also have a table and chair on the balcony, opening windows and baby cot on demand. The reception offers you a variety of services: porter, external parking, 2 lifts, luggage storage, safe box at the reception, laundry and dry-cleaning service, wireless internet, business center, currency exchange, security service and doctor on call. The restaurant of the hotel offers a wide variety of international and local dishes. The conference center is suitable for meetings up to 150 people. All standard business equipments and support services are available upon request. We introduce the best hotel services for our clients to enjoy best times
24 Hour Reception
Babysitting/ Child Services
Cable Satellite TV
Room Service Safe-Deposit Box
There are 180 rooms and 36 suites that the hotel offers to its guests. All of these rooms are well-furnished and they have all the amenities so that every single need of the guests is taken care of. In each room you would get an air-conditioning which would help you beat the desert weather condition. Color television with satellite connection and a radio are the two mediums of entertainment present in your room.
Since the rooms are blessed with private balconies therefore you can enjoy the beautiful natural view. In the attached bathroom you would get a bath tub with shower and a separate toilet area. A telephone and a refrigerator are the other permanent features of any room.
Hotel Amenities and Services at Plaza Hotel in Alexandria:
When you are in Alexandria and staying at the Plaza Hotel then you should never miss your meals at Brasserie, the signature restaurant of the hotel. Make your evenings delightful by visiting the ‘Cocktail Bar’ on the first floor of the hotel.
Those of you who want to have a conference or a gala event party or even a wedding reception can either opt for ‘The Palace Suite’ on the 14th floor of the hotel. Another option is the ‘The Prince’s Suite’ on the first floor. If you want to have the full view of the Mediterranean Sea then choose ‘The Zinzinia Terrace’ as the venue of your party.
When you stay at this hotel and enjoy the facilities offered by it then you would understand why this hotel has earned a special position among the Hotels in Egypt.
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.