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Up to 3,000 tourists witness the Illumination of Ramses II statue at Abu Simbel, 2012

Abu-Simbel

Up to 3,000 tourists witnessed on Wednesday 22/2/2012 the celebration of the more than 3000-year phenomena of the sun falling perpendicular on the face of King Ramses II statue at the city of Abu Simbel, in southern Egypt.

The perpendicularity of the Sun’s rays penetrating the Great Temple to the inner sanctum to illuminate the face of King Ramses II, started at 06:22 am and ended in 06:53 am (local time) inside the sanctuary at the great city of Abu Simbel.

It is believed that the axis of the temple was positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22 (61 days before and 61 days after the Winter Solstice) the sun rays illuminate the sculpture on the back wall, except for the statue of Ptah, the god connected with the underworld, who always remained in the dark.

Abu Simble Temple

The Sun’s rays reach 60 meters into the sacred inner sanctuary of the temple to illuminate the face of the statue, announcing the start of the planting season for the ancient Egyptian. For 29 minutes the sun shines on the holy statues of Ramses II, Amon Ra (the sun god), and Ra-Harakhty, god of the rising sun.

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Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Has the Potential to be a Show Case in Human and Resource Development for the New Egypt.

Ras Mohamed
Sinai’s 1,000km shore line offers a window to two great seas, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Its mountainous
Monastery which was built by Emperor Justinian and considered the oldest populated monastery in the world and is currently the home for fifteen monks. Its library is the most ancient in Christianity. Catherine (or Katrin) is an Egyptian Coptic martyr from Alexandria who died in the late 4th century defending her church against the invading Romans. central-southern area has two peaks of 2,300 and 2,600m. One mountain has a great religious significant to Muslims, Christians and Jews; Mount Sinai where God talked to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments near the Burning Bush.
Sinai includes another site of great religious significance. Stand at the foot of Mount Sinai is the famous St. Catherine
Human settlements in Sinai date back to 5,000 – 7,000 BC. Ancient Egyptians used widely Sinai’s turquoise and copper deposits in an advanced technology for their daily life and for their tombs and temples.
Sinai was, and still is used as an east-west land route between Asia and North Africa. Sinai provided routes to millions of travelers to the Muslim Holy sites in Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina, especially at the time of Hajj.
Sinai was invaded by ancient Asian tribes and most recently by Britain, France and Israel in 1956 and by Israel again in 1967. It was threatened by the Crusaders and by the Moguls. In all cases, Egyptians manage to liberate Sinai from foreign invaders, to end any threats and even to liberate other countries in Asia in the process as was the case of liberating Palestine, Syria and Iraq from the Crusaders and the Moguls.
Sinai is an area of great zoological importance, its fauna is an intriguing assemblage of African, Asian and European and its wildlife is both fascinating and rare. It is the home for many rare animals including the Sinai Leopard.
Sinai has the potential to be the world’s leading example for using alternative energy sources to satisfy its needs. Both solar and wind power generation can be the highest per capita. It has an average of over 10 hours of daily sunlight over the whole year, one of the highest in the world. Its average wind speed per year is over 25km per hour. Also dams can be built to make use of seasons of heavy rain in hydraulic power generation.
Agriculture and integrated farming, and a fishing industry can provide jobs for millions of workers from the Nile Valley. Sinai can provide the country with its needs in vegetables, fruits, fish, honey and meat and become a world leading exporter of these products. It is ideal for growing wheat, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, apples, oranges, mangoes, figs, olive and date. It has an average rainfall in the mountainous central-southern region of 300 millimeters, enough to form plenty of underground springs.  It has several unique plants and shrubs which are used to cure many diseases, a well-known fact to the local Bedouin community. Its mangrove ecosystem can be studied and duplicated throughout the peninsula and related industries can be established.
The Mediterranean north coast can accommodate a California-style IT silicon oasis dotted with software and hardware design houses and research centers. The northern city of El-Arish, Sinai’s largest city with some 100,000 inhabitants can be the first to turn into the Great El-Arish Area (GEA) with modern schools, hospitals and universities competing with
the best in the region. The city can be a great seaside summer resort with its sandy beaches and great expanse of palm trees. It can also house the world’s largest historical and culture center for Bedouin and nomadic life.
The South Red Sea shores are suitable for an all-year tourist industry which, with a massive promotion campaign, can become one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. It has what it takes; history, sunshine, mild temperature most of the year, sandy beaches, rich coral reefs, mountains and natural protectorates at both land and sea which are second to none. Sothern Sinai can attract millions of tourists while protecting Sinai’s natural environment, heritage and culture.
I invite readers interested in the development of Sinai to contribute and/or attend the first international conference on Sinai for New Egypt which will be held in Cairo at The American University of Cairo near Tahrir Square, just before the first anniversary of the January 25 revolution.
Reference :The Egyptian Gazette
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The Last Secret Door of Great Pyramid will be opened in 2012

The secret gates at the heart of the Great Pyramid may be opened for the first time in 2012, a British robot company believes – solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists since 1872.

‘We’re still waiting for permission to return to the pyramid,’ Whitehead told Mail Online today. ‘In the meantime, we have been working on enhancing the robot.’

‘The main plan is to carefully survey and document the shafts, to gather as much information as possible to allow archaeologists to determine their purpose.  We also still plan to look beyond the blocking stones at the ends of the shafts, if it is safe and practical to do so.’

Scoutek UK had already begun exploring behind the gates earlier this year – and produced the first-ever images from behind the gates using a ‘micro snake’ robot. But the exploration was halted by the recent unrest in Egypt.

Expedition leader Shaun Whitehead said, ‘I’m very confident we can resume work in 2012.’

Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities stopped granting permits for research such as the Djedi robotic exploration of the Great Pyramid.

But it has recently started granting permits again.

The expedition is named Djedi after the magician who Khufu consulted while building the pyramid. It is a joint project founded by Dr Ng from Hong Kong University, and Scoutek UK, in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, Dassault Systèmes in France and the University of Leeds.

The four narrow shafts deep inside the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid have puzzled archaeologists ever since they were first found in 1872.

The shafts are just eight inches across – and thus can’t be explored by human explorers. Many experts believe that the shaft was designed to provide an ‘exit’ for the Pharaoh’s spirit into.

The pyramid is the last of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, and is thought to have been built as a tomb for Pharoah Khufu, who ruled in the Fourth Egyptian Dynasty and died in 2566 BC.

Khufu had the Great Pyramid of Giza built as a monumental tomb, inside of which are tomb chambers, ante-rooms, chambers, ventilation shafts and access tunnels.

There are three main chambers: The King’s Chamber, the Queen’s Chamber and the Grand Gallery.

The King’s Chamber has two shafts connected to outside, but two tunnels from the Queen’s Chamber deep inside the widest part of the pyramid have two stone doors.

Some experts now believe this may indicate a secret chamber, further still within the pyramid.

 It is not the first time robots have been used within the pyramid to gather evidence about the inner depths of the structure.

In 1993 a robot discovered a small door set with metal pins, the first time any metal had been found inside the pyramid, igniting speculation that the pins were keys or door handles.

In 2002 a different robot filmed a small chamber blocked by a stone after managing to drill through the first stone block.

The latest robot, built by UK company Scoutek, is a ‘micro-snake’ armed with a camera, designed to explore small spaces.

Designer Whitehead also worked on sensors for the Beagle 2 Mars exploration craft.

The door which still puzzles experts can be seen to be polished, thanks to the bendy camera, marking it out as an important part of the structure rather than simply as something to stop debris entering the chamber, says camera designer Shaun Whitehead.

Egyptologist Kate Spence of Cambridge University says the tunnels may purely be symbolic and relate to the stars.

Although she is not involved directly in the study of the Giza pyramid, Spence does not believe there is a further, hidden chamber behind the door, suggesting instead that the shafts could have been built to allow the Pharoah’s spirit to cross to the afterlife.

Reference : Dailymail
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The Best Seven Ancient Tourist Attractions in Egypt.

“In Upper Egypt, so many people make their living from tourism, they won’t let anything happen to a tourist. It would be like attacking themselves,” Thomas said. “Most Egyptian people are kind and generous and consider you to be their guest in their country. They feel it’s their duty to make you happy.”

Okay, but this is Cairo — 20 million-plus people squished between the Nile and the Egyptian desert — even if everyone I met here, including those seven folks I’d asked directions of during a solo walk from the Cairo Marriott to the Ramses shopping centre, Tahrir Square and Egyptian Museum were helpful.

If you’re hesitant taking that once in a lifetime trip to Egypt, don’t be. Eight months after the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarek, life in Egypt — jewel of the Nile and spell-binding North Africa — is pretty much back to normal. There have been two deadly confrontations between protesters and the army since, but both incidents were localized and none involved visitors to the country.

Egypt is quite likely the safest country in the Middle East and Africa. Tourism also is the country’s second-most important industry (next to the Suez canal).

Five million visitors arrived in Egypt in 2010, many lured by the irresistible Red Sea resort towns of Sharm El Sheikh and Hugearta. Others, like myself, came to see the great pyramids of Giza, the temples of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, the Nile, eclectic Aswan, the Sahara desert and so much else this diverse country has to offer. While tourism suffered during the first six months following the revolution, numbers are edging up again slowly.

Egypt is the cradle of civilization — so ancient that centuries before the Greeks invented Zeus, Apollo and Aphrodite, the Pharaohs already had erected gold temples to their gods: Amun (creator), Ra (Sun god) and Isis (goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility).

And, while there are Roman catacombs in Alexandria and Greek ruins in Cairo, the ancient world of the Pharaohs exists only in Egypt.

Here’s what impressed the most:

1. EGYPTIAN MUSEUM: If museum-strolling were a sport, a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo would equate withscoring a seat to the World Cup soccer final. Nearly 200,000 visitors flocked to the Art Gallery of Ontario a few years ago to view 100 artifacts belonging to the Egyptian Pharaohs. Imagine, then, the drawing power of this overwhelming collection. Built in 1902, this two-storey, 42-room museum contains 120,000 ancient artifacts, including the mummies of 27 pharaohs, their gold thrones, coffins, jewels, art — you name it — plus the massive King Tut collection. While plans are afoot to relocate the museum near the great pyramids of Giza, the move is not imminent.

2. NILE RIVER CRUISE: About 85 million people live in Egypt, most of them in cities and towns hugging the Nile. It has been this way forever, so a river cruise is easily the best and most relaxing way to see historical Egypt. Just don’t expect five-star amenities. We sailed on the Ra 2, a typical flatboat with 75 cabins, a small deck-top swimming pool, one restaurant (buffet) and three bars, with not much in the way of entertainment. But when you’re sailing down the river of the Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great and Napoleon — nursing an Egyptian Stella (beer) — what’s not to like?

3. VALLEY OF THE KINGS — TOMBS: There were at least 63 Pharaohs buried here, in private, multi-roomed tombs, complete with elaborate story-telling murals and hieroglyphic script dating back to 1,700 BC. While grave-robbers emptied the first 62, Tut’s tomb — buried underneath King Ramses VI — wasn’t discovered until 1922 and remained untouched and over-flowing with priceless gold, jewelry and other antiquities, most of it now on display at the Egyptian Museum.

4. ASWAN, HIGH DAM, PHILAE TEMPLE: Located near the Tropic of Cancer, this city of 300,000 is home to the Aswan Dam, an incredible feat of engineering that re-routed the Nile, but flooded Nubian villages and several historic temples, including Philae. Philae was reconstructed block by block while new homes were purchased for the Nubians, many of whom make their living designing exotic, camel-bone jewelry.

5. KARNAK AND LUXOR TEMPLES: Karnak Temple is the largest in the world, as each successive Pharaoh felt obliged to add his own rooms. Karnak was featured in the James Bond classic, The Spy Who Loved Me, and is just down the road from the equally bewitching Temple of Luxor.

6. COPTIC CAIRO DISTRICT: Here, on the banks of the Nile, is where the baby Moses was discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter; and where Joseph, Mary and Jesus hid out for three-and-a-half years. Cairo, itself, is an acquired taste, but enchanting when lit up at night.

7. THE GREAT PYRAMIDS/SPHINX OF GIZA: Amazing! The pyramids and sphinx are Egypt’s most recognizable symbols and can’t be missed.

Reference: Torontosun

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1,109 Israeli tourists arrived at Sinai resorts

During the swap deal of Ilan Grapel and the 25 Egyptian prisoners, the Taba crossing border received 1,109 Israeli tourists heading to South Sinai.

Despite the recent events at the crossing border witnessed on Thursday October 27, traffic movement there is normal on Friday October 28 and before the closing of the border crossing during the accomplishment of the swapping.

 

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1,200 tourists gather to watch the sun light in Abu Simbel temple

Coming from different countries, 1,200 tourists were able to see the sun illuminate the inner sanctuary of the Abu Simbel temple Saturday, amidst an expansion of facilities used by tourists to the southern Egyptian archaeological site.

Archaeologist Ahmed Saleh, the Director General of Abu Simbel, said that the sun’s passage started promptly at 5:42 am, and lasted for 22 minutes. The illumination announced the beginning of the harvest season for the ancient Egyptians.

Saleh said the phenomenon has nothing to do with what is rumored about the Pharaoh’s birth or his coronation. The phenomenon is repeated twice each year, on Feb. 22 and Oct. 22.

Ahmed Saleh stressed the necessity of promoting this phenomenon all over the over by broadcasting the phenomenon on international channels.

Asad Abdul Majeed, the director of Abu Simbel, said that the city had prepared to receive the tourists. It undertook landscaping and an upgrade in lighting and waste disposal.

The first stage of an expansion of the 125 km (78 mile) Aswan-Abu Simbel road was completed, costing 125 million EGP (U.S. $21 million). The road was doubled in width, and added signage, stations, and car parks.

Work on the international airport of Abu Simbel also continued, with the addition of a car park. This is parallel effort with the creation of a parking area by the Abu Simbel Temple.

Most tourists come to Abu Simbel from Aswan, although some fly to the site or arrived on cruises and floating hotels.

Reference: youm7

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Businessmen call for reviving Egypt’s tourism

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CAIRO: Egyptian businessmen are joining the call to solve the problems in Egypt’s tourism sector and find a way to bring tourists back to Egypt. The tourism committee of the Businessmen’s Association, chaired by Omar Balei, has called for creating a new strategy.

The committee said it is necessary to improve security presence inside tourism villages and towns as this will help revive tourism. The plan aims to market to the home countries of tourists and offer incentives for tourists to come to Egypt.

According to the plan, the incentives include allocating a percentage of the marketing budget to fund tourism for the organizers of foreign flights after knowing the number of tourists in each city. Any company which has the exact number of tourists will be paid one or two dollars for each tourist.

The committee called for postponing 2010 tax payments until the sector is revived and for activating a tourism supreme council to consider the tourism situation.

The association asked to modifying prices for tourism lands, bank funding on tourism projects and to establish small projects near cities.

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Exploring El-Fayoum City with Memphis Staff. Part I

Memphis Tours Egypt is very curious to deliver the proper information about the mentioned sightseeing on our website, so we are very keen to update it with the latest news, and its never enough for us to just read about them, so we send a team of experts to find out the locations for giving you all the proper answers to your questions and to provide you with the best recommendations about such places. And hereunder is the adventure made by our professional staff, fetching out El-Fayoum City and places around to provide the best tours ever:

First let us introduce these people who have been assigned for this mission:
Mohamed Amer
Ahmed Fayez
Hassan Musleh
Mohamed Mansour
Mohamed Khalil
Bahaa AlAyee
Zakaria Hussein

And now please allow us to narrate the story of these two days we spent exploring the sightseeings and the city for you.

Water Wheels at Fayoum

Water Wheels at Fayoum

In the early morning of May 24th, 2011 by 08:00 AM we started the day heading from Cairo city to our target(El Fayoum) it took us around one hour driving with Memphis Tours 4×4 GEEP (90 km) to start the day with the fascinating water wheels (sawaky). The city has a lot of them but we made it different to go deeper in the city with a local guide to some other places where you can really enjoy these wheels and take the most beautiful pictures out of them. We knew everything about these wheels and its history and we got ready to answer all of your questions about them. Then we proceeded to fulfill your lunch break time and taste the best of their food, we really enjoyed eating the fresh fishes with their special rise and salads and shrimps beside it with squeezed limon to give out the full taste, we ended up with the tea and some of us had coca to drink.

 

Wadi El-Rayan, Fayoum, Egypt

Wadi El-Rayan, Fayoum, Egypt

Right after the lunch time we carried on driving for about (40 km) to reach the cataract, the water falls known as (Wadi Arayan) to regalse our eyes. The fact is that the cataract is not that big neither deep, but the whole view with the lake close to you and the semi desert atmosphere gives you the feeling of the self relief which we all looking for in a trip. We spent there sometime and had tea on a very local and simple cafe there and then continued our plan to the new discovery known as Madinet Madi (Madi City) about ( 28 km) from Wadi Arayan. When you get there you get amazed of such Roman city which been buired for so many years and they resort it finally with an Italian help. So you see a beautiful Romanian place with a pharaonic impact engraved on some of its walls in a very quiet and pure atmospher.

 

Wadi Hitan, (the valley of whales)

Wadi Hitan, (the valley of whales)

After that we headed to a place of 4 millions of years creatures, Wadi Hitan, (the valley of whales). An area of relaxing time, camping and enjoying the pure nature. The imapct of man there in this place is very limited and doesnt affect such nice area except in the right manner. We basically got sometimes searching for the right way to reach our traget, you may say that we got lost for a few minutes but here we went more happy coz we knew that we will be very aware of such experience to avoid any further misleading with you. We got there by the night time and it was very dark, as the electricity and power things which may interrupt the pure life is not exist there in that wild way we have it in the cities. To reach such place at the night it means alot if you took alook up to the sky where you get dazzeled by the myriad of the stars which looks really facinating. When you look at the sky you take a deep breathe and realse it and you are good to go meditating on whatever comes to your mind. Well, we had our dinner – a mix of the desert food, like the tuna, cheese, some beans with the egyptian bread, and then after the dinner time we all had  the egyptian tea with the desert taste, its different in a good way. Finally and before the end of this beautiful and exhausting day we walked up for like (30 M) for the camping time. They made up the tents for us and gave us the sleeping bags and we where good to go. The only alive thing at that time was some small foxes, they were very little and they are the kind of foxes that you love to have them around, as they are not harmful at all and the only thing you will need to take care of is your stuff – i mean your shoes, small bags or anything small with you. The foxes takes the small staff and hide them in the desert sand as they consider it some food, so they hide them until they get hungary and eat it, rather than this nothing to fear and your good to go, we even took some pictures for one of our staff with the foxes feeding them. So we spent the night chating, laughing and having fun before we get to sleep  and some of us took their sleeping bags and slept in the open air erea to watch the stars, its completely safe.

 

To be continues…
Edited by : Hassan Musleh
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Egypt desperate to remind tourists what they are missing

Egypt desperate to remind tourists what they are missing

Egypt’s tourism ministry, desperate to lure back western visitors to the land of the Pharaohs, recently launched a marketing campaign using Cairo’s Tahrir Square as its theme.

Egypt desperate to remind tourists what they are missing Two new finds are at Saqqara, an older but lesser known pyramid site than Giza Photo:

Slogans such as “Tahrir: The Square that Rocked the World”, have helped to turn the site from which the revolution against President Hosni Mubarak was launched into a tourist attraction in its own right.

While the campaign is intended to signal the birth of a new, democratic Egypt, it has had, at best, mixed success.

The number of foreign visitors to Egypt in the first quarter of this year fell by 46 per cent, bad news in a country where one in eight of the working adult population is employed in the tourism industry.

Western leaders may have hailed the courage of Egypt’s people in overthrowing their latter-day pharaoh, but western tourists remain wary of returning to a country that is still suffering from instability and growing religious tension.

The discovery of previously unknown pyramids and up to 1,000 ancient tombs in a new satellite survey is unlikely to bring a rush of tourists into the country, diehard amateur archaeologists notwithstanding.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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Underwater museum in Alexandria

Egypt confirmed its intention to build a giant underwater museum in the Mediterranean Sea. But since the preparations started from the Cleopatra’s palace in Alexandria, financing and technical issues are equally problematic as the very famous queen.

Ancient Alexandria was one of the great centers of civilization, and since the beginning of excavations in the eastern harbor in 1994, divers had excavated thousands of historic sites. Including 26 Sphynx, huge granite blocks, weighing up to 56 tons each, and even parts of the possible Alexandria lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Remnants of Cleopatra’s palace located mainly on the island are under water after the earthquake of the 5th century.
The idea is to open a unique area through underwater tunnels that would allow well consider the underwater attractions. Projects were completed by Ruzheri French architect, a veteran of such construction projects, and is supported by UNESCO.

In the next month a detailed technical analysis will start. If everything goes according to the plan, then construction will begin in 2010 and be completed within two and a half year.

But the project has faced obstacles. Funding for the museum, which will cost 140 million dollars, have not been found yet.

The government hopes that private companies and organizations will support the construction of the 21st century, but so far no one breaks. But even if the money are found, many technical problems remain to be resolved: for example, how to deal with the notoriously dark waters of the Gulf, to improve visibility in the tunnel, etc…

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