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  • Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the Curse of the Pharaohs

    15. March 2010

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    Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the Curse of the Pharaohs
    “The one who disturbs the mummy would not be left alive” - this seems to be the dreadful curse whose fear is still alive. Many of us are aware of the strange stories of deaths directly associated with the excavation and study of the Tutankhamun’s mummy since 1922. Early Stories Some believe that the curse came into its effect only with this tomb, but in reality, its first awareness was recognize in 1821 where a author in his book, The Mummy, mentions about an angry mummy who threatens the hero of the book. Talking about a clearer picture, in 1869, Louisa May Alcott wrote a book on the curse wherein a surveyor uses a gilded mummy as a source of light for the pyramid’s interior. He finds some seeds there that he takes back to his home where his fiancee plants it for grotesque  [...]

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    Art of chisel on the Rocks! - Western Gilf Kebir

    15. February 2010

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    Art of chisel on the Rocks! – Western Gilf Kebir
    The pictography and paintings in the caves are very much captivating, intriguing and fascinating. These are those pictures of past that we always want to look at, so that we could see the life they lived, their views and more over these paintings always be special to us for they act as a testament of the glorious era of past and of those years when the man did not know the time and has so much of time. They displayed their art on rocks and caves, when there were no papers or canvases, yet nothing stopped their creativity and imagination to come out. Though the paintings are not done in much of color or rather are just carvings on the walls of caves or on rocks, yet they show so much of reality and alluring us to far and wide and may be to remote places just to see them and marvel on these marvelous  [...]

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    Treasures of Luxor to Explore

    27. January 2010

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    Treasures of Luxor to Explore
    You will never know how days pass by at Egypt! Days will go on and on, and you might realize it when you will be in your hotel room, packing your bags to head towards again to the airport. Five days exploring tombs, pyramids with sightseeing real Egypt was fun in Egypt holidays. I spend my four- five days in city of Luxor, not even thinking, oh, what else is there to see, but still there is so much to see and explore. If you are a lone traveler at Egypt then travel as a common man travels their. The people are friendly there, as I did come across not anyone who would try to rob me, but still do not get too friendly. Yes but be ready to bargain with cabbies there as they charge you more than expected. First day started off at Cairo, modern day oasis. In morning I reached there, couldn’t  [...]

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    Horrendous Shipwrecks For Divers In Abu Nuhas

    18. December 2009

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    A curse for ships is an escapade for the expeditors visiting the dreadful Abu Nuhas. While diving in the Red Sea is quite panoramic due to it’s assortment of marine life, people often douse here to watch the shipwrecks lying unwaveringly on the sea’s rimming reef. The region covered by Sha’ab Abu Nuhas, which means ‘worst bad lack reef’, is a horrendous passage for the mariners sailing toward the Street of Global near Gulf of Suez. It encompasses four shipwrecks that can be explored as a part of audacious diving, and maybe some more those are yet unexplored. The Carnatic The Carnatic, built in 1862, is a vessel 90 meters long with vapor engine and quadrangle-fixed sails. This massive mechanism sailed mostly amid China, Bombay, and Suez and was owned by Peninsula and Oriental  [...]

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    Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake

    1. December 2009

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    Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake
    The temple of Kanark was also known as Ipet-isut in ancient times, and is one of the largest temples in the world. It is a complex of temples is 2000 years old and was dedicated to Theben triad of Amum, Mut and khonsu. This complex contains group of many different temples. The Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Temple of Ptah, The Temple of Montho, and The Temple of Osiris and all are surrounded with 20m high, mud brick. It overshadows the wonders of modern world. Ancient Egyptians believe this complex as house of Gods. The great temple of Amon Ra is also located in this complex which is called Ipt-Swt which means a “spot” and another name is Pr-Imn which means house of Amon. Al-Kanark is an Arabic name derived from Kanark, which means a “village” because this area was  [...]

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    Worship The Deity In Abu Simbel Temple Of Aswan

    30. November 2009

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    Worship The Deity In Abu Simbel Temple Of Aswan
    It is one of the most significant and interesting ancient temple of Egypt. It is located near the southern border of Sudan and 280km south from Aswan which includes two rock-cut temples and shows the history of king Ramses II who ruled from 1290-1223 BC. The temple was affected by the submersion in Lake Nasser but its reconstruction was an historic event it happened because of the construction of High Dam. Help was taken from many counties and UNESCO to save this precious monument. They were reconstructed on a 65m high than their original location and 200m back inland to save from rising water level of Lake Nasser. This rescue operation took 4 years from June 1984 to September 1968. These two temples are 3000 years old and reconstructed temples are built of sandstone cliff. The new look of  [...]

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    Visit The Valley Of The Kings And Queens

    27. November 2009

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    Visit The Valley Of The Kings And Queens
    The Valley of The Kings-Biban el-Melouk Biban el-Muluk is a 500 years old valley in Egypt, it is also known as “Gates of the King”. It is constructed as tombs of kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It is situated on the west bank of the river Nile across from Thebes within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The area is consisting of two valleys East valley and West valley. The east valley consists of majority of the royal tombs. The valley became famous for the for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and is one of he most famous archaeological sites in the world and in the year 1979 along with the rest of the Theban Necropolis it became the World Heritage. There is a huge focus on the concentrated archaeological and Egypt logical exploration since the end of eighteenth  [...]

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    Know The Ancient Egypt With Egyptian Antiquities Museum (El Mathas El Massry)

    27. November 2009

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    Know The Ancient Egypt With Egyptian Antiquities Museum (El Mathas El Massry)
    Egypt is famous for its 34 museums which are divided in to national, local, contemporary and site categories. The Egyptian museum is the national museum. It has huge collection of antiquities. There are almost 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiquities in this museum. The National Museums have collections of specific period of the Ancient Egypt. El Mathas El Massry was in hands of Mohamed Ali in the year 1834 and he also ordered the construction of first museum in Al-Azbaquia. Then in the year 1858 August Mariette took over the charge of El Mathas El Massry and he also built museum in Bulaq which opened in 1863. The Museum has a Royal Mummy Room in which there are 27 royal mummies which are of pharaonic times and were closed in the year 1981 by the orders from the president Anwar Sadat. But when  [...]

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    Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)

    27. November 2009

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    Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)
    It is one of the most dramatically situated mortuary temple in the world, named on the Queen Hatshepsut. It is a complex of mortuary temples located opposite to the city of Luxor (Egypt) and west bank of river Nile. Mentuhotep II was the first monument built by the eleventh dynasty. Senunmut the architect of the queen designed and set it at the head of the valley overshadowed by the Thebes of “Lover of Silence”, where live the goddess who presided over the necropolis. This temple is unique because of its design and decorations. It is build of limestone while most of the other temples are built of sandstone. It was built as a funerary temple for Queen Hatshepsut the 18th Dynasty. It was also built as a sanctuary of the God, Amon Ra. There are three terraces in the temple. The lower two  [...]

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    Travel To The Great Pyramids At Giza And The Sphinx

    26. November 2009

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    Travel To The Great Pyramids At Giza And The Sphinx
    Sphinx of Giza is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues. It is statue look alike a lion sitting with a human head. It is also known as “Shesib Ankh”. It stands on the Giza Plateau on the west banks of largest Nile River near Cairo in Egypt. It is 73.5m (240 ft) long 6 m (20 ft)wide and 20 m(66 ft) high and one of the largest monolith statue in the world. It is believed that was build by ancient Egyptians in the third millennium and one of the oldest monumental sculptures. “The Riddle of the Sphinx” is the original Greek Legend and phrase which asks questions who the model for the face was? When it was built? Whom? It is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues. The original name and purpose to build this statue is still not known, Old Kingdom does not describes its  [...]

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