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S/S Karim, The Royal History Revived
S/S MISR Nile Steamer cruise ship originally constructed in Preston by the Royal Navy in 1918, implementing for the first time Stevenson Link reversing system for a vertical steam engine. S/S Misr steamer ship was purchased and later converted into a luxury Nile steamer for King Farouk. Recorded as venue for the king’s birthday, “on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of his majesty King Farouk I, The governor of Cairo requests the honor of your company on board the Misr Nile Steamer at 08 P.M. on February the 10th, 1939” The name of that Nile Steamer ship “Misr” meaning Egypt and the decor reflects the fashion of the period with each cabin having its own individual style.
S/S Misr steamer River Nile Boat has been rescued and fully restored as a 5 star deluxe propeller steamer; each royal sailing is limited to 45 guests traveling on the “most luxurious steam ship on the Nile” some 63 meters long, providing spacious accommodation with 24 cabins and suites. S/S Misr Nile steamer attractive features include the positioning of the lounge and restaurant on the upper and middle decks rather than on the usual lower deck placement thus enhancing one’s perspective while cruising.
Five Decks -Three with cabins 14 outside cabins (6×3.5m) dimensions with private balcony 2 Single Cabins (5×2.9m) dimensions with private balcony 2 Suites (7x5m) dimensions with private balcony 6 Suites (6x5m) dimensions with private balcony All outside cabins face
the Nile & are provided with large panoramic balconies The boat is fully air-conditioned
SS Misr Nile Steamer Cabins & Suites Features: Private Balcony Air condition Private Bathroom Hair Dryer Color TV Internal Phone Mini Bar Safety deposit box
• Length 63m – width 13m – Height 10.75m • Water purification comprehensive system • Electric current 22 volts • Fire detection and alarm system • Sprinkler system • 3 Generators • Sailing Camera • Satellite channels (while docking) • House music • 24 spacious cabins – 8 Suites. • Total capacity of 46 passengers.
SS Misr Nile Steamer Cruise Schedule: Embarkation Monday in Luxor Disembarkation Monday in Luxor
time service. Aboard you will find a large, luxurious bar and lounge where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment programs and folkloric shows in the evening as well as The disco is one of the best on the Nile with wide selection of music can entertain any taste and age group specious restaurants at the main deck serving International and local delights are prepared by our Chefs with the freshest ingredients. On the large sun deck, you will find a swimming pool and a pool bar, with plenty of comfortable deck chairs, sun loungers and fitness equipment. Body massage is available against charge. For your greater comfort, there is a 24-hour reception service, full laundry facilities, a gift shop, and a beauty salon which opens twice weekly in Luxor and Aswan (by request). A doctor is on call when the boat docks at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom-Ombo and Aswan
The Rate: 487 euro per person in double cabin based on full board and including sightseeing and inclusive of service charge & taxes. Rate valid from 1/10/2010 to 18/12/2010 613 euro euro per person in double cabin based on full board and including sightseeing and inclusive of service charge & taxes. Rate valid from 19/12/2010 to 2/1/2011 448 euro per person in double cabin based on full board and including sightseeing and inclusive of service charge & taxes. Rate valid from 3/1/2011 to 17/4/2011 561 euro per person in double cabin based on full board and including sightseeing and inclusive of service charge & taxes. Rate valid from 18/4/2011 to 25/4/2011 S/S Misr Luxury Nile Steamer Ship
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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.