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What to visit in The valley of the kings ?

Opened Tombs in The Valley of the kings 2013

Site: KV 1, tomb of Ramses VII (20th Dynasty, 1136-1128 BC)
Location: TMP grid: N 99,803.743, E 94,006.25
Description: KV 1 is a small tomb of typical late Ramesside plan, but with only one corridor, burial chamber, and a possibly unfinished room beyond. A pit on the floor of the burial chamber was covered with a large, hollowed block of stone to form the sarcophagus. History of Activity in the Tomb: The tomb has apparently been open since at least Greek and Roman times.

Site: KV 2, tomb of Ramses IV (20th Dynasty)

Location: TMP Grid Coordinates: N99724.282, E94072.587

Description: KV 2, the tomb of Ramses IV, lies near the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. The tomb consists of gently sloping corridors, followed by an antechamber, a burial chamber, and auxiliary rooms beyond the burial chamber. The original plan of the tomb was altered after the death of the King, and the room which would have been…

Egypt safari and vacation holidays across Egypt's Desert & Oasis

Egypt safari and vacation holidays across Egypt's Desert & Oasis
Oasis of temples and Golden Mummies  
Bahariya Oasis is easy to reach from Cairo (you will pass through much desert) ,Bahariya is in the middle of Egypt’s Western Desert , about 365 kilometres south-west of Cairo and it is the best starting point for the Black and White Desert . Set in a depression covering over 2000 sq. km. , Bahariya Oasis is surrounded by black hills made up of ferruginous quartzite and dolorite. The oasis is provided with water by many springs. The most famous of these, a thermal spring with medicinal and restorative properties, comes out in the Bedouin village of Bawiti. Wildlife is plentiful, especially birds such as wheatears , Bahariya Oasis might also appeal rock hounds . Golden Mummies were discovered - 'Valley of the Mummies' is the biggest of its …

Rosalie Moller Wreck Diving - She Hasn't Aged a Bit

One of the most interesting ship wrecks to explore in the Red Sea is undeniably the 108 m long Rosalie Moller coal ship which was bombed by the German air force in October 1941 as she was transporting coal to Alexandria. The wreck is surprisingly intact today, with some areas covered with hard and soft corals, lying at a depth of 39 to 50 metres. The ship’s mast can be spotted from as low as 17 metres.
Only experienced divers will are allowed to make that dive: the visibility can be low, currents are very strong in that particular area, and technical diving equipment is needed.
The site can be accessed by boat from Hurghada’s port, or by liveaboard safaris.

Hurghada / Gebel Abu-Dukhan

Hurghada / Gebel Abu-Dukhan
The single porphyry quarry that provided the whole Roman Empire with the basic material to build imperial monuments and architectural features, such as the Hagia Sophia, the Great Palace of Constantinople, columns in Rome, and the revetment of the Pantheon in Greece is actually located in Egypt, a mere 65 kilometres distance north of the current city of Hurghada, in a mountain known today as Gebel Abu-Dukhan.
It is almost hard to believe that for ages, the quarry was “lost.” Even the French Expedition led by Napoleon couldn’t find it. Finally, in 1823, under the reign of Muhammad Ali, the remains of the quarry were discovered by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, the British pioneer Egyptologist, and James Burton, a British explorer and hieroglyph expert.
Today you can visit the remains of the quarry on a 4X4 day-trip arranged through Egyptraveluxe Tours pleas contact