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in Egypt - The Architectural Wonder
tombs found in the city of Luxor in Egypt (January 10, 2013)
archaeologists have apparently discovered tombs in the ancient city of
Luxor which are believed to be at least 3,000 years old. The interesting
find includes human remains and well-preserved canopic jars.
to Egypt's Minister of State for Antiquities, Mohammed Ibrahim, this discovery
was made beneath the mortuary temple of King Amenhotep II.
a very important discovery that highlights the importance of King Amenhotep
II's temple years after the pharaoh's death," Ibrahim said, stating that
King Amenhotep II also had a tomb in the Valley of the Kings housing a
collection of royal mummies, that was discovered in 1882.
temple is situated on the northern side of the Serapaeum on the west bank
of the Nile and belongs to the seventh Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, reigning
from 1427 to 1401 BC.
says that the remains of human bones, as well as wooden sarcophagi have
been unearthed inside the tombs.
Barek, head of Luxor Antiquities, explained that they have also found 12
very well preserved mud, brick and sandstone canopic jars, used to preserve
the lungs, stomach, liver and intestines of the deceased.
pictured on the right, these artifacts are decorated with images of the
four sons of the god Horus, and are believed to be vital in helping the
soul of the deceased find its way to heaven.
four sons of Horus are "Imsety, with a human head to protect the liver;
Hapi, with a baboon head for the lungs; Duamutef, with a jackal head for
the stomach; and Qebehsenuef, with a falcon head for the Intestines," according
to Ahram online.
in Egypt - The Architectural Wonder by Luki Johnson
in the North Africa, Egypt touches the Mediterranean Sea and is sited between
the Gaza strip and Libya. Egypt, known for its architectural and cultural
treasure, is a land of mystifying pyramids and amazing sand dunes and deserts.
Egypt is one of the most favorable destinations among tourist across the
world and reason why Egypt sees so many people packing their bag to its
direction is that this land of mummies has lots more to offer to its tourists.
are some of the Egyptian attractions and interesting sites which you can
always visit during your holiday in Egypt.
capital city of Egypt is known for its renowned 'Cairo museum", a building
that is collection of startling antiques and historical treasures as well
as a building that gives a breathtaking view to the city. You can also
visit the old Cairo if you are someone interested in going through region
embedded with Christianity and Judaism; also a visit to red sea is possible
by visiting Cairo. The Egyptian museum in Cairo should
also be visited for it's the treasures of great Tutankhamen as well as
for the thousands and thousands years old mummies, after all Egypt is called
the land of mummies.
in Egypt can be made more exciting by visiting the red sea coast. The site
has various resorts that have scuba diving offers, which take you through
breathtaking experience of underwater life in Egyptian coastline.
of Giza and Sphinx
holidaying in Egypt you can not afford to miss the great pyramids of Giza
and Sphinx, these artifacts are quite popular not just for being largest
monuments in the world but for there mysterious architecture and thus are
also a part of the seven wonders of the world.
holidaying in Egypt, one can not simply resist experiencing the beauty
of these 4000 years old structures and their dazzling light and sound show.
is hard to ignore the longest and most beautiful river of all, The Nile
River, which has a history that goes as far as 5000 years and has been
a witness to various rulers and pharaohs of the Egyptian land. The best
way and most appropriate mode of enjoying your holiday in Egypt with Nile
is to take a cruise that will take you down the ancient land, mysterious
coastline of Egypt as well as make you see the amazing scenery with leisure.
Enjoy the Nile cruise to discover an ancient civilization.
as a major tourist spots in Egypt, Siwa Oasis is renowned for its richness
of olives and dates. Surrounded with hot springs, the Siwa Oasis has its
won culture called the Siwan culture which separates it from other tourist
spots in Egypt, as Egypt follows Arabian culture on large basis. The oasis
has an amazing and startling beauty to it that is worth experiencing, when
amazing site in Egypt is worth visiting because of the famous rock temples
situated at its land. These rock temples are among the most beautiful and
stunning structures in the world and are standing tall as a memorial to
great pharaohs Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. The temples also have huge
and striking statues beautifying them from the outside; due to their massive
size they are also visible even from a great distance.
Valley of the Kings
valley of kings is a burial land of many great Egyptian kings who now lay
buried their. This place is situated across the Luxor at the west bank
is one of the major Egyptian
attractions and is situated near the red sea. This city is great way
to add fun and entertainment to your holiday in Egypt, as the city is quite
famous for its nightlife, bars and clubs.
makes holidaying in Egypt a remarkable experience with its water sports,
water activities, aquatic facilities and 'glass boat ride' to aquatic life
under sea. The city also has an amazing shopping bazaar to make your Egypt
tour a enjoyable.
has lot to offer to you when holidaying in Egypt or touring the land of
mummies, such as the famous archeological rich Luxor temple, Karnak temple.
The city also has amazing mummification museum for al those who are curious
to know about the land of mummies. The city is also quite near to the burial
land of great kings, known as valley of kings.
time to holiday in Egypt Egypt is a land of sun and heat, thus it is always
better to visit Egypt for its archeological treasures in the winter time,
while if you are someone interested in Egyptian holiday for the water activities
the best time to visit would be the summer or the months from may to October.
Due to its mild temperature these months are also idle for family holiday
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Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano
Edging the Mediterranean
in a setting of legendary glamour, discover an intimate enclave within
the stately Grand Plaza shopping and residential complex. Indulge in classically
elegant accommodations, European spa treatments and terraced restaurants
with fresh sea breezes. Providing tempting variety for dining and cocktails,
Four Seasons presents eight stunning venues – most open to outdoor terraces
and Mediterranean views. Begin your new approach to beauty, fitness
and nutrition in our contemporary, European-style Spa and Fitness Centre.
Alexandria Green Plaza
Located in the Green Plaza
Mall, with 370 shops, a cinema and a Fun Castle. Do business in the largest
conference room in Alexandria, just 10 minutes from the airport. Relax
later in the pool, or sample the 6 bars and restaurants. Ten minutes' drive
from the airport, the Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza hotel has an Executive
Lounge, a business center and 11 meeting rooms for 2-3000 people. The Art
Deco-style rooms at the Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza hotel have plenty
of space. Book an Executive Room or Suite for Executive Lounge access.
Work out in the health club and pool or go horse riding at the hotel's
ranch, 30 minutes' away. Visit Alexandria attractions, such as Alexandria
Library or Pompey's Pillar.
Jolie Ville Hotel Alexandria
With its prime location
on the famous Corniche coastal road in the centre of Alexandria, this luxury
hotel affords its guests the perfect combination of sightseeing starting
point and Mediterranean sea views. Among the enviable amenities, the hotel
has its own private beach, an exclusive wellness facility and panorama
rooftop terrace. Alexandria traces its history back almost 2,500 years
and world famous sights such as the Library of Alexandria (reopened 2002)
and many of the city's impressive museums are easily reached from the hotel.
Golfers wanting to take advantage of the year round good weather will find
the 18 holes at the Alexandria Sporting Club well worth the 20 kilometre
Montazah Hotel Alexandria
The Sheraton Montazah Hotel
is ideally located in Alexandria, the shining pearl of the Mediterranean
Sea. We are a great starting point to enjoy Alexandria's magnificent beaches
and fascinating cultural and tourist attractions. We’re less than one kilometer
from the Montazah Palace and Gardens, seven kilometers from the Royal Jewelry
Museum, and 15 kilometers away from Nozha International Airport. Our suites—including
seven Presidential, 13 Junior and eight Hospitality suites—are all equipped
with video, CD player, fax machine, and kitchenette. Gather with friends
or family for a delicious meal in one of our many restaurants with live
entertainment. Or head to our outdoor pool, overlooking the Mediterranean
Sea, and relax in its cool waters. Stay
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Basma Hotel Aswan, situated
on Aswan’s highest hill, offers a commanding view over the river Nile and
the city of Aswan. Set only 15 minutes walk from the Nile Cornish and local
markets, the Basma Hotel is the ideal base for either pleasure or business
or both. This modern hotel is a home away from home and has very comfortable
well-equipped rooms, a lively Nubian bar and an excellent restaurant.Basma
Hotel in its unique location opposite the Nubian Museum, on Aswan's highest
hill, commands a view of the Nile and the city second to none. Landscaped
and decorated by two of Egypt's top artists, incorporating an extensive
collection of original art,
Iberotel Aswan lies in the
heart of the city Aswan, just a few mintutes away from the Nile. The most
exciting sight and World Heritage Site is the temple of Abu Simbel in Assuan,
which was originally built by Pharao Ramses II. All the 195 comfortable
guest rooms have stylish furnishings with a spectacular view of the Nile.
The hotel is equipped with two restaurants and bars, a bowling alley and
a swimming pool. Moreover, there is a theatre and a cinema for your amusement.
A perfect place to relax
in some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Egypt. The Resort
is set on an island in the middle of the River Nile in one of the most
enchanting natural locations. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and
stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy
panoramic views across the river. Guests at Mövenpick Resort Aswan
have a range of dining options with 3 restaurants, 2 bars. Some are located
by the picturesque pool, while others boast romantic views across the water.
For more casual dining, guests can also make use of the barbecue facilities.
Renaissance Aswan-Luxor 3 nights Cruise Wednesday-Saturday
Located in Aswan, M/S Renaissance
is on a river and close to Aswan Bazaar, Tombs of the Nobles, and Kitchener's
Island. Nearby points of interest also include Monastery of St Simeon and
Mausoleum of the Aga Khan. Dining options at M/S Renaissance Aswan-Luxor
3 nights Cruise includes a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities
include an outdoor pool. Spa amenities include beauty services and a hair
salon. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, gift shops/newsstands,
and a nightclub.
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El Salam Hotel Cairo
The Concorde El Salam Hotel
Cairo, located in the tranquil, upmarket suburb of Heliopolis, is a luxurious
haven for those wishing to explore the fascinating historic and cultural
sights of Cairo. Built in the style of a huge manor house, the elegant,
palm tree lined entrance welcomes visitors from around the world. The handsome
Georgian-inspired architecture of the hotel, with its gleaming white stucco
exterior and graceful classical columns is a favourite with travellers
who appreciate its refined, discreet sense of style. Main hotel restaurant
offers a buffet breakfast and a menu of international special dishes for
lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours a day.
Cairo World Trade Centre Residence
On the River Nile and part
of the World Trade Center complex, the Hilton Cairo World Trade Center
Residence is 10 minutes' walk from the business district. Swim laps in
the outdoor pool or dine on Mediterranean fare at "The Lounge". All guest
rooms are Suites with a kitchen and dining area. Dine at the "The Lounge"
restaurant or enjoy a meal by the pool or in your Suite. The hotel has
an outdoor pool, overlooking the Nile which is heated in winter months.
Shop in Arkadia Mall or the timeless bustle of the Khan El Khalili bazaar.
Popular attractions include the Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. Be sure
to leave time for a Nile cruise!
Standing on the site of
the historic Semiramis Hotel, Semiramis InterContinental Cairo is a symbol
of modern style. Located in the heart of the city centre, facing the River
Nile, the hotel is close to the Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Opera House
and the Cairo Tower. The Citadel, Old Cairo, downtown shops and commercial
centre are nearby. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are
just 25 km away. The Night & Day is buffet dining à la minute
at its finest. Chefs wait at their cooking stations to prepare fusion fare
to order. The Asian station offers dim sum, wok and teppanyaki specialties,
the grill station is where you'll go for Oriental and tandoori items and
the pasta and noodle station is just right for lighter bites. Salad, cold
cut, carving and dessert stations complete the feast.
Nile Hotel Cairo
In Cairo city where history,
art and luxury form the heart of the social scenes, Kempinski Nile Hotel
- Garden City dares to break the mold. Kempinski Nile Hotel - Garden City
is the first and only luxury boutique hotel in Egypt’s capital, situated
directly on the eastern bank of the famed Nile River. The hotel, designed
by Pierre-Yves Rochon, boasts the ultimate concepts of luxury blending
Egyptian and European charm and hospitality with the exotic bustle of the
city. The most inspiring culinary delights are to be found in every corner
in each of our restaurants, cafés and bars. We invite you to experience
the taste of our philosophy 'Simple Things Done Beautifully', from the
Chocolate Lounge to the Floor 10 destination.
Hotel, Tower & Casino - Cairo
A stay at the five-star
Sonesta Cairo Hotel & Casino will leave a lasting impression. The hotel's
Welcome Service at the Cairo Airport, just 10 minutes from the hotel, assists
with visa, passport and luggage, then escorts guests right to the hotel
in a complimentary limousine. The Sonesta Cairo's 409 spacious guest rooms
and suites, many with balconies, offer a variety of luxurious amenities.
The poolside bar and full-service spa with a Turkish steam bath are havens
for relaxation. After the pampering, the hotel offers several options at
its gourmet restaurants serving French, Italian or Lebanese cuisine.
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This 4-star hotel is surrounded
by garden and overlooks the Blue Nile. It is in the centre of Luxor and
is ideally located between Luxor Temple and Museum. El Luxor Hotel’s provides
rooms that are comfortably furnished, include LCD TVs and offer views of
the hotel’s garden or the Nile. The property surrounds an outdoor swimming
pool with a pool bar and sun deck. Guests can enjoy rich breakfast, lunch,
and dinner either indoors in a light-filled restaurant or outdoors by the
The Iberotel Luxor with
Pharao Club has an excellent location on the banks of the Nile. There are
lovely views of the river, its West Bank and the Theben hills from the
restaurant and pool. Beautiful temples stretch along both sides of the
river - the area is full of historical sites. Centrally located in Luxor,
directly on the banks of the Nile and within 10 min walking distance from
Luxor Temple and 20 min to the Souk (market). Karnak Temple about 3 km,
Luxor Airport about 11 km. Iberotel Luxor overlooking the nile is located
in a beautiful garden full of exotic plants with 1 swimming pool on a floating
jetty, shops, restaurants and bars. Near the hotel you will find a ferry
Luxor Resort & Spa
Escape to the serenity of
the lush banks of the Nile and receive Egypt's most attentive, friendly
service at this idyllic Hilton Worldwide Resort. With glorious, uninterrupted
views from our unique, water's edge location, the newly renovated Hilton
Luxor Resort & Spa is the ideal base from which to explore the region’s
rich and ancient culture. Choose from 8 stylish bars and restaurants, indulge
in a luxury holistic treatment at the tranquil Nayara Spa, bathe in the
resort's two stunning infinity pools or simply relax in a shaded cabana
hammock beside the Nile.
Located on the east bank
of the majestic Nile in one of the most exciting& intriguing settings,
Sofitel Karnak lets you experience the timeless& exotic beauty of Luxor,
6 km from the city center,18 km from the Luxor international airport, 3
km from the glorious Karnak Temple. Savor the wide selection of fine cuisines
at our main restaurant, a-la-carte or BBQ restaurant. Discover ancient
history at your doorstep in any of our 347 rooms& suites or enjoy the
vast leisure facilities the hotel offers.
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