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Women of Ancient Egypt

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    Women of Ancient Egypt “Equality came naturally” “Ancient Egypt believed equality between men and women came naturally, because belief came from studying nature, and geographically speaking, the Nile floods the land with prosperity, hence the god was a good god. And so whatever god created is holy and…

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10 Quiz Questions on Ancient Egypt

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With Christmas just around the corner many people will be putting together family quizzes and so we have put together our top 10 quiz questions on ancient Egypt for you to use this festive season or any other time. Egypt Quiz 1-What does the name Cairo mean? The capital of…

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Tutankhamun

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Tutankhamun Tutankhamun was a short lived pharaoh and is yet probably the most famous. Little is known about his life as a ruler of Egypt but the discovery of his undisturbed tomb in Luxor made him world renowned in his death. He was the son of Akhenaten and called Tutankhaten. …

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Ancient Egypt

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                    Ancient Egypt is one of the great civilizations of the past. The ancient Greeks saw Egypt as the source of all wisdom. Roman emperors travelled to Egypt to marvel at monuments such as the Pyramids. They admired them so much…

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Ancient Egypt Constitution

Ancient Egypt Constitution

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Ancient Egypt Constitution Blog by Egyptologist Mohamed Fahmy In the midst of current affairs in Egypt where people are debating over the constitution that has been set before them to vote on, I would like to present to you one of the oldest, if not the oldest constitution in history….

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Visiting Lucca

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Lucca is an old walled city in the Tuscany region of Italy. Close to Florence and Pisa (20 minutes train ride) it is a tourist destination but not as popular as its more famous neighbours and ancient rivals and after the hectic streets of Florence it can be welcome change…

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The Cinque Terre

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The Cinque Terre, or the Five Terraces, are five villages on the West coast of Italy. Looking like they have been glued on to the cliff face and connected by paths through the hills this Would Heritage Site is a must if you are visiting this part of Italy. In…

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The Big 5

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Historically the use of “The Big 5” as a phrase came from the white hunters who classed these five species as the most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot in Africa. The 5 are: Lions Elephants Rhino Leopards Cape Buffalo. Nowadays of course most of us prefer to…

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What our clients have to say

What a unique experience this was for my husband and I and a group of friends ( 5 other couples). I felt like we were going back in time and living the life that a well to do 19th century family would have while they were sojourning down the Nile River. The decor of the living spaces on the second level upstairs on the upper deck looked like pieces you would see in a palace of royalty. The bedrooms on the first level that had windows that opened up just above the water level were spacious and comfortable. The bed was comfy as can be!!
The staff on the boat, and there were many, were so very attentive and tried their hardest to meet our every need and also surprised us with daily unexpected niceties and full on entertainment. The food was all homemade and delicious. Our chef was quite talented and the meals were never repeated( except for breakfast which was made to order eggs and an assortment of breads/muffins/croissants and fruit etc. Coffee and tea always available.
The tours that were scheduled for us were so well run and our Egyptologist, Ahmed , was obtaining his Ph.D in Egyptology and was so very interesting and knowledgeable. We had the opportunity to go on a hot air balloon ride and also a trip to Abu Simbel which were both amazing and unforgettable. After every tour we arrived back on the boat and were greeted by Tito and Adam with specialty cold lovely drinks and cold lemon scented wet towels to refresh ourselves with.
Tito took us shopping in the Luxor Market for a couple of hours the day before we left. He helped us negotiate the goods we purchased which was a huge help.
Lastly I have to mention our Dahabiya Cruise Captain, Mahmoud . This guy was amazing! He made sure we had everything we needed and kept us entertained with his humour and incredible dancing skills. Our group learned so much about the Egyptian culture from him during our dinner conversations.
Our group all agreed that we would miss these wonderful, thoughtful people that we spent a week with and hope they all knew how much we appreciated each one of them.

Joan Mancini
Travel date Sept 2021

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