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Away from the crowds, like a remote island in the shiny Mediterranean; the superior first class Plaza Hotel is situated on the corniche of Alexandria, next to El-Safa Palace; used by the government to house visiting heads of states, and dignitaries.
The Plaza Hotel is a 15 storey hotel with all modern facilities.
The Plaza Hotel Unique place on the Corniche of Alexandria, the modern facilities and the Excellent Service provided by the highly qualified staff , has made the Plaza Hotel one of the most unique , and highly qualified hotels in Alexandria, Egypt
We invite you to explore our Hotel online and will be pleased to welcome you in our hotel when you visit Alexandria-Egypt.
The fabolous Plaza Hotel has 180 superior first class guest rooms including 36 suites. The Plaza Hotel rooms offer a unique choice of accommodations, including spacious deluxe rooms, suites with views that will take your breath away.
Excellence in interior design and magnificent views of the Mediteranian lead you on an experience that will not be forgotten. All rooms enjoy a breath taking sea view and includes :
• Air Conditioning
• Color TV and satellite
• Mini Refrigerator
• Direct Dial Telephone
• Private Bathroom
• Balcony in most rooms
Enjoy the hospitality of the “Brasserie” offering daily open buffet and selection of delicious a la carte dishes . Open 24 hours a day so as to enjoy the golden moments of sunrise or sunset over the pearly water Alexandria!
The Cocktail Bar
The fabulous and unique “Cocktail Bar” and coffee shop on the ground floor is quiet and stylish .
Don’t miss the warm feeling of this area which serves several local and imported drinks as well as a multitude of international cocktails.
Conference and Banqueting
The fabolous Plaza Hotel has many facilities that gurantee you an unforgettable stay in Alexandria.
The Palace Suite
Situated on the 14th floor with a breathtaking panoramic view is a perfect setting for business lunches, cocktail parties or weddings.
The “Palace Suite” also host one of the most famous “Night Clubs” in Alexandria, where you can enjoy unforgettable nights with the most famous singers and oriental dancers in Egypt.
The Prince’s Suite
The “Princ’s Suite” is Located on the first floor .
It’s an ideal Place with its oriental ambience for an intimate dinner party or board room meeting with all the necessary equipments and services.
The Zizinia Terrace
In front of the Mediterranean dancing waves, you can enjoy the natural fresh air and go dreaming while our friendly staff serve you hot or cold drinks or the traditional water pipe!
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.