King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid was not meant to be visited:
Getting to it is challenging, and once you enter, it is very difficult
to turn back. The stone passage is only wide enough for one person.
You must be in good physical condition, able to climb several flights
of stairs, bend double, crouch and duck-walk for short distances.
The King's Chamber itself is the world's most claustrophobic place,
with dim light and heavy, hot, oxygen-poor air. There is no ventilation.
If you are at all sensitive to claustrophobia or confinement, or if
you have any sort of respiratory condition, for your own safety and
the safety of others, you must not enter the pyramid because it is
impossible to remove a person or to bring aid to them quickly .
choices : Egypt Tours
Queen for whom the sun shines : Private Tour of Queen
We rise very early in the morning to be able to secure entry to
the recently restored tomb of her Majesty Queen Nefertari, wife
of the mighty Pharaoh Ramses the Great , limited to the first 100
Long before Cleopatra humbled the ruler of Rome, an Egyptian queen
held power over the heart and soul of Ramses, Egypt's greatest pharaoh.
In the 12th century BC, a brokenhearted Ramses built a grand funerary
tomb for Queen Nefertari, "the Beautiful one," in the Valley of
the Queens. It's been exquisitely restored with the aid of an American
endowment, and is among the rarest sights in all Egypt: the only
great tomb ever built by a pharaoh for his late queen. Artistically,
it is the closest thing you could ever come to see the original
Ancient Egyptian art in all of its glory and finesse.
Because of its fragile nature, only a limited number of visitors
are allowed entry each day. We are the only company to include a
visit to Nefertari's tomb in our daily program. Because of the limited
access we must rise early for our visit, appropriate as Ramses named
Nefertari "the one for whom the sun shines."
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Subject: We're Back!
We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong
detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good,
and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single
we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the
highlight of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough
about Ahmed, Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not
have done the trip without their help. Ahmed was very professional,
courteous, and helpful, and always went out of his way to make sure
we were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist
guides, Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our
visit so much better with their endless supply of information. We
wore out both days
long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt
when we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize
what we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people.
And please find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina
, cruises, may not always operate on time, and are subject to last
minute changes , delays, and/or cancellation, if you are ready to
enjoy travelling to the Middle East / Near East , North Africa , then
you should be ready for such possibilities.
Gerwin, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Anthroposophy, including
Chair of its Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program, and Co-Director
of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. Himself a Waldorf
graduate, Dr. Gerwin has taught for 30 years at university and high
school levels in subjects including biology and history. He is editor
of four books related to Waldorf education –– For the
Love of Literature: A Celebration of Language and Imagination; Genesis
of a Waldorf High School; The Andover Proceedings: Tapping the Wellsprings
of Health in Adolescence; And Who Shall Teach the Teachers: The Christ
Impulse in Waldorf Education –– as well as author of various
articles on adolescence and the Waldorf curriculum. Most recently
he co-authored Survey of Waldorf Graduates, the first comprehensive
look at how North American Waldorf graduates fare in college and beyond.
With his wife Connie, Dr. Gerwin traveled to Egypt in November 2009
as part of a sabbatical project to study the mythological background
of embryology and the earliest origins of human sexuality. He offered
the following comments on his trip, which was organized by Travel
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first bloodless religious revolution against the established church
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And the seat of power that rested with the priests in Karnak .
Nefertiti conducts the religious ceremony at the Temple of Aton
wearing only a see-through cloak
Turns Egypt Upside Down!! 1350 BC - Queen Nefertiti is reported to
have led her Egyptian subjects on a wild spree of idol-smashing, temple-destruction,
and forced migration, all part of a campaign of religious reformation.
In Egypt a temple painting of a well-endowed Nefertiti in a chariot,
wearing only a see-through cloak and thong-style panties, may explain
why it was easy for Egyptian to follow her to the end of the Earth.
now on, there will be only one Deity, and that Deity is Aten, the
Sun Disc," she has commanded.
sources in the Nile Valley report that all temples to gods other than
Aten have been closed, and that a hefty fine will be imposed on anyone
caught with an outlawed statuette.
are to be smashed immediately, and the shards turned over to the priests
capital of Egypt will now be at Tel El Amarna," reads a decree widely
circulated in cuneiform on clay tablets.
"All priests are to settle within one hour's journey of the new Temple
to Aten. All bidders on public works contracts will likewise have
their head offices within the same specified distance."
leaders in exile have disputed the motives behind the upheaval. "It's
just a ploy to concentrate power and wealth in her hands and those
of her husband, Ikhnaton," stated one defrocked priest.
"Everybody knows that Nefertiti has risen to her position on qualities
that have nothing to do with religion.
isn't called Incarnation of Beauty for nothing," he added, referring
to the literal meaning of her name. The source asked not to be identified,
fearing reprisals. Tel El Amarna, Nile Valley, 2004 - from Paul Glassman,
special correspondent "Wow," commented Joe Shiner, an agro-businesman
from Des Moines, as he toured the main temple at Tel El Amarna. "It's
one thing to hear that Nefertiti was a real beauty. But it's quite
another to visit in person and learn the real story." "Until I came
here, I didn't know that she was behind the idea of having only one
god-even before the Hebrews and Christians and followers of Mohammed.
now that I see her picture, I can understand why people followed her.
This is not what I expected . . . not at all!" Mr. Shiner gestured
as he spoke to a temple painting of a well-endowed Nefertiti in a
chariot, wearing only a see-through cloak and thong-style panties.
she was my queen, I'd follow her to the end of the . . . "
Mr. Shiner's comments were interrupted by the approach of his wife.
The facts presented are as accurate as can be ascertained from the
archeological record. Mr. Joe Shiner is a composite of the satisfied
clients of Travel in Style.
it’s off for a walk to a market. Pretty soon, you’ll adjust
your gait to your clothing, and shuffle rather than stride. You’ll
pick up cues from those all around you. Leave the backpack at your
hotel . we’ll hand you a straw basket or cloth bag in which
to carry your purchases.
you be taken for a local, offered the prices that natives pay, be
able to enter unobtrusively and unobserved? Well, let’s just
say that you won’t stand out like a tourist in shorts and a
Hawaiian shirt with red face and arms bared. You’ll go farther
into the local ways than you would have otherwise. When you sit down
for a cup of tea with a merchant, you’ll fell more genuinely
part of the experience, and bargaining for the best price of a work
of art, a rug or a homely teapot will come that much more easily.
And just as you learn about different cultures through their food
and language and manners, you’ll surprise yourself at how far
you get and what you pick up by dressing up in the local manner.
most of all, it’s fun! We’ll lend you everything you need
for a half-day outing. Chances are, you’ll want to buy a robe
yourself and set out again on your own. Please
book at the time your reserve your tour with us.