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Visit The great Pyramids & the Sphinx on the run

Visit The great Pyramids & the Sphinx on the run

Do you dream of the pyramids but your charter flight is to Luxor ? here is your dream trip , you can fly domestically from Luxor & back in the same day it is only 1 hour flight , do not hesitate make your dream possible , you don't have to delay it until your next visit to Egypt , you take an early morning flight & you com back in the evening . you will wonder around the great Pyramids of Giza and the legendary sphinx as the massive Egyptian museum, and you end up by a walk around Cairo's famous market &old bazaars known as khan khalili , your first and last in the country- remains Cairo, a city that never fails to make a strong impression ,you will be picked up to catch your early morning flight to cairo , a van with a licensed driver and Egyptologist tour guide will take you to tour around the Egyptian museum where is the great Tutankhamun collection & all the antiques of pharaohnic Egypt , t…

Luxor oriental evening show Dinner & dance ,get your own oriental evening

Luxor oriental evening show Dinner & dance ,get your own oriental evening

A taste of modern Egyptian entertainment . we will provide you with your very own galabiya (yours to keep)as we set sail down the nile on a felucca to the feast tent here you will indulge on sumptuous Egyptian buffet with unlimited local wine & beer. entertainment will normally include a belly dancer , camels & snake charmer , and the skirt dance (the dervish dance), this show is also very interesting for the kids so make sure they get this fun , the show end early around 9pm.You will be picked up every sunday at 3. 30pm in a/c van to the resort where the show is performed you will get dressed in galabia costume , to start your great evening , you will go on a fellucca ride , then you will start your feast , a buffet dinner , with unlimited local wine &beer as well as all the soft drinks , you will enjoy the folkloric oriental belly dance , the skirt dance (the dervish dance), &t…

Egypt|Cairo|Tour to The Pyramids of Giza|Sphinx

Egypt|Cairo|Tour to The Pyramids of Giza|Sphinx

How did the Pharaohs build the massive pyramids?
That's certainly the first question that comes to your mind every time you see the Pyramids. You really wish you could have " a time machine " to travel back in time and find out by yourself.
To fully appreciate the art of building pyramids in Pharaonic Egypt, you have to go back to the third millennium to discover how they built them at a time they didn't even have the wheel or the pulley.
Take a very interesting tour to the Pyramids of Giza and The sphinx to see how they did that. Learn how they made a few "mistakes" before they raised the amazing Pyramid of Cheops at Giza, a feet of engineering by all means. It's not a coincidence some people consider it one the of the best structures ever made by man in all ages.
To build this pyramid you have to be a first-class mason, engineer, architect, mathema…

Day Trip to Luxor , Egypt from Marsa Alam

Day Trip to Luxor , Egypt from Marsa Alam


pick up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and take you to Luxor by a private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle to visit the famous Karnak temple the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Then you will have Lunch in a local restaurant and then you will enjoy an excursion to The West Bank of The Nile River to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the�…

About Deir el Medina ,Valley of the Workers

The workers stayed at the tombs for 10 days and then returned to their families here in the village.The village of the workers housed the masons, artists, and sculptors who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. The men working on the tombs were not slaves -- they were government workers who were paid well and provided with supplies and food.They were not allowed to have contact with the people on the east bank -- and were in fact prevented from leaving the village here because they knew the secrets of the tombs. , Their families lived here in the village with them. These were often hereditary positions, so generation after generation of workers lived here.
The tiny houses often had stairs to the roof, although it is hard to imagine what this village looked like, Narrow streets -- some of them only 2-3 feet wide -- wind through the maze like collection of houses.
Just up the hill from the small village is a hillside where the workers buil…

Ramesseum--the Mortuary Temple of Ramses II

Were it still standing, the Ozymandias colossus of Ramses (celebrated by poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in his sonnet "Ozymandias") would tower 20 meters above the ground, rivaling the Colossi of Memnon and the statues of Ramses carved into the mountain at Abu Simbel.  The name "Ramesseum" – or at least its French form, Rhamesséion – was coined by Jean-François Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs making up Ramses' names and titles on the walls.
 The design of Ramses's mortuary temple follows the standard designs of New Kingdom temple architecture. The main building, dedicated to the funerary cult, comprised two stone pylons (gateways, some 60 m wide), one after the other, each leading into a courtyard. Beyond the second courtyard, at the center of the complex, was a covered 48-column hypostyle hall, surrounding the inner sanctuary.  As is customary, the pylons and outer walls were decorated with re…

How Much Would It Cost to Build the Great Pyramid Today?

How Much Would It Cost to Build the Great Pyramid Today?
Even with cranes, helicopters, tractors and trucks at our disposal, it would be tough to construct the Great Pyramid of Giza today. Its construction 4,500 years ago is so astounding in some people's eyes that they invoke mystical or even alien involvement. But the current theory of the building of the Great Pyramid — the notion that it was assembled from the inside out, via a spiraling internal ramp — is probably still
the best construction plan.

Following that plan, we could replicate the Wonder of the Ancient World for a cool $5 billion.

First, let's look at the blueprint: The pyramid is 756 feet long on each side, 481 feet high, and composed of 2.3 million stones weighing nearly 3 tons each for a total mass of 6.5 million tons. Legend has it that the structure was erected in just 20 years' time, meaning that a block had to have been moved into place about every 5 minutes of each day and night. That p…

Australia’s Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Located in the National Park forest of the Hunter Valley, 100 km north of Sydney, these ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs have been a part of the local folk lore for years. The hieroglyphs were first discovered in the early 1900′s and contains over 250 glyphs.
You would think that the Australian government would protect this site for its historic value, but that is not the case. Because this site is NON-ABORIGINAL, the Australian government has no desire to protect this site.
Egyptologist Ray Johnson, who has translated extremely ancient texts for the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, eventually was successful in documenting and translating the two facing walls of Egyptian characters. Which he believes is from the Third Dynasty.
Here is his translation below from the book “THE OZ – EGYPTIAN ENIGMA” – By Paul White
The rock walls chronicle a tragic saga of ancient explorers shipwrecked in a strange and hostile land, and the untimely death of their royal leader, “Lord Djes-e…

Eye of Horus

The Eye of Horus (previously wadjet and the Eye of the Moon; and afterward as The Eye of Ra) is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal power from deities, in this case from Horus or Ra. The symbol is seen on images of his mother, Hathor, and other deities associated with her.

In the Egyptian language the word for this symbol was "wadjet" It first was the eye of one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, Wadjet, who later became associated with Bast, Mut, and Hathor as well. Wadjet was a solar deity and this symbol began as her eye, seeing everything. In early artwork Hathor is depicted with this eye as hers also.

Horus was an ancient Egyptian sky god in the form of a falcon. The right eye represents a peregrine falcon's eye and the markings around it, including the "teardrop" marking sometimes found below the eye. As the wadjet (also udjat or utchat), it also represented the sun, and was associated with his mother, Hathor, and with Wadjet anot…

KV-63 ~ Newly Discovered Tomb

Valley of the Kings Valley of the Kings - Luxor Tomb of Tutankhamun Valley of the Kings - Luxor Valley of the Kings, Egypt KV-63 ~ Newly Discovered Tomb

KV-63 is located in the Valley of the Kings approximately 14.5 meters from the south edge of KV-62, the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Dr. Zahi Hawass officially pronounced the newly discovered tomb, KV-63 on 10 Febru
ary 2006. However, the initial shaft was discovered a few days before the end of 2005 excavation season.

KV-63 is the first tomb to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings since 1922.
it is now believed to have been a storage chamber for the mummification process.

The chamber contained seven wooden coffins and many large storage jars. All coffins have now been opened, and were found to contain only mummification materials, with the jars also containing mummification supplies including salts, linens, and deliberately broken pottery.

Some clay seal impressions contain text, such as the partial word 'pa-aten,' part of the …

Abydos Desert Site

English: Details of enclosure of Peribsen, showing associated offerings and Khasekhemwy enclosure behindNearby Abydos (temple of Osiris pictured), after ceding its political rank to Thinis, remained an important religious centre. Abydos Desert Sites

The area between the modern villages at Abydos and the desert which stretches westwards to the limestone mountain contains the captivating remains of the ancient Egyptian civilisation dating from the Predynastic period to Christian times. The mountain has a curious crescent shape surrounding the villages and in its centre is a gap (known as Pega-the-Gap) believed by ancient Eg
Tomb of King Den
Shunet el-Zebib Tomb of King Khasekhemwy There are numerous animal cemeteries in the desert at Abydos, including dogs, falcons and ibis. An Egyptian archaeological mission at Abydos announced in 2002 the discovery of an important cemetery of Horus. Large earthenware sarcophagi containing mummified falcons (some wearing gold masks) have been…