ANCIENT EGYPT TOUR
Dates: March 14 to March 24, 2009. (STLCC Spring Break)
March 16 - Monday - Full day tour of Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids and Sphinx.
March 17 - Tuesday - Full day tour of Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo Churches, Synagogue of Ben Ezra,
....................Salah el-Din citadel, and Khan el Khalily bazaars.
Mosque of Muhammed Ali on the citadel of Cairo
Coptic Church of Virgin Mary in the old city portion of Cairo
Interior of the Coptic Church of Virgin Mary in the old city portion of Cairo
Candles burning in the Church of Virgin Mary in Cairo - the Hanging Church.
Woodwork and a lamp in the Church of Virgin Mary in Cairo - the Hanging Church.
Icon of the Angel Gabriel in the Church of Virgin Mary in Cairo
Icon of Emperor Constantine and his mother, Helena
Riyadh el Tahan, traditional glassblower, in the Khan el-Khalili. Son of Hassanayn Tahan - the family has manufactured glass for over 400 years in Cairo.
Click here for more images of the glassblower in Cairo
March 18 - Wednesday- Fly to
Luxor. Transfer to CRUISE SHIP, visit Temples of Karnak and Luxor.
...................Professors Michael and Neathery Fuller make a fast visit to Nag Hamady, Akhmim and Deir Abyad (White Monastery)
Professor Neathery Fuller at the site of Akhmim with the statue of Meritamen in the background.
Collosal statue of Meritamen (Beloved of Amun) who was a daughter and later Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramses II.
Entrance to the White Monastery
Interior of the White Monastery
March 19 - Thursday - Visit the tomb of King Ay, tomb of Rekhmire in the Valley of the Nobles,
....................and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut . Sail to Edfu for overnight.
Entrance to the tomb of King Ay in the Valley of the Monkeys
Sign at the entrance to the tomb of King Ay.
Khunum creates humans on a potter's wheel from the walls of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Image of a captive city with name from the walls of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
March 20 - Friday - Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu , then sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple shared
....................by the gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan for overnight.
Edfu temple pylon
Inner courtyard and temple at Edfu
Monkey image at Edfu
Neathery and Amira Fuller at Kom Ombo
Relief of Sobek on a column at Kom Ombo
Cartouche and cobra on the Kom Ombo temple
Painted relief at Kom Ombo
Ptah on a relief at Kom Ombo
Sunset over the Nile at Kom Ombo
March 21 - Saturday - Visit the Monastery of St. Simeon. Visit
tombs of the Nobles at Aswan at Aswan.
Stairway to the tombs
Coptic chapel among the tombs
Image of Christ surrounded by angels
Group with Dr. Morad Nasr at entrance to tomb of Herihor.
Relief of group of singers at the tomb of Seren But.
Relief of two dogs at tomb of Seren But.
Professor Michael Fuller on the camel ride to the monastery of St. Simon
Emil rides like a professional!
Jane, Erik and Neathery ride into the sand dunes
Interior of the Monastery of St. Simeon also known as Deir Anba Hadra.
Inspecting the grinding stones of granite in the monastery
Favorite cloth shop in Aswan
Sami Scandir, a cloth merchant along Na'fesa Street in the suq of Aswan.
Aleah get the start of a henna design on her hand
Knife maker's shop along a backstreet in the suq of Aswan.
See more images of the knife makers at Aswan
Spice Merchant in Aswan.
March 22 - Sunday - Arrive in Giza station and transfer to a 4-star hotel. Visit the Gayer-Anderson Museum
.....................and the Coptic Museum.