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Discover a different kind of Egypt - spiritual Egypt. The ancients believed the pyramids are "where gods were born." By immersing in this energy, you can be transformed. Our expert staff will guide you to the awesome spiritual vortexes of ancient temples and ageless tombs. As you walk in the footsteps of the Pharaohs, you will revisit the greatest civilization of the ancient world, which gave us the only Wonder of the World still standing - the Great Pyramid.

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  • Led by expert guides, well-versed in Egyptology and antiquities.
  • Balanced program: visit temples, see culture / sights, go shopping.
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  • Cairo Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, with 100,00 exhibits.
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  • Many temples, including the amazing Pharaoh-Queen Hatchetsup.
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Join Nancy Joy Hefron and Ezekiel with special guest Cindy Reed--energy medicine/spiritual healing maven. The first wave of the Mayan Calendar began around 16,400 billion years ago! The Calendar reveals Creator's design for humanity and planetary evolution. The 9th and final wave of "Unity Consciousness" begins March 8, 2011. Join us as we meet that day to create a group heart in our ancient Egyptian homeland! During our 7-day odyssey, we will anchor this final wave at these powerful vortexes and align ourselves to the awakening.

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Egypt
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March 15 to 18, 2011

Join Nancy Joy Hefron and Ezekiel with special guest Cindy Reed--energy medicine/spiritual healing maven. The first wave of the Mayan Calendar began around 16,400 billion years ago! The Calendar reveals Creator's design for humanity and planetary evolution. The 9th and final wave of "Unity Consciousness" begins March 8, 2011. Join us as we meet that day to create a group heart in our ancient Egyptian homeland! During our 7-day odyssey, we will anchor this final wave at these powerful vortexes and align ourselves to the awakening.

This is a calling! Ezekiel and Nancy Joy have been activating grids, creating templates, and anchoring consciousness in one form or another for the past 20 years around the planet. Now is the time to apply our collective consciousness in a new uity as we create the New Earth. Take the leap and join us as we crisscross the Nile, visiting the great Pyramid, Khafre, Menkaure, the Sphinx, Sakkara, the Bent Pyramid, and Red Pyramids of Dashur, Philae (Temple of Isis), Edfu, Kom Ombo, Karnack, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, and more.

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March 8 to 15, 2011


March 8, 2011, Tues.

Travel to Cairo. Flight not included. Arrive at Cairo Airport where our representative will meet and assist you through customs and then you claim your baggage. You will be transferred to our select five-star hotel right in the shadow of the Great Pyramid!  

After a rest, shower and food our group will come together to begin our 9th Wave ceremony to anchor the Unity Consciousness in ancient Egypt on the actual day of the beginning of the final wave of the Mayan Calendar.  Overnight Hotel.

   

           

   


March 9, 2011, Wed.: CAIRO / ASWAN (B D)

Today you will be transported back to the time of the ancient Egyptians.  Amro Mounier our Egyptologist and spiritual brother will accompany us for our first visit to the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx on Giza Plateau.  One of the seven ancient wonders of the world will inspire you and open you to the miracles that you have created. Then, depending on what pyramid is open this day, we will experience a ceremony in the second Pyramid of Khafre.    

After a quick lunch, its onto Sakkara to see the first pyramid ever built - the Step Pyramid of Zosser.(Known as the Throat Chakra)   Time and energy permitting we will then visit Dashur and experience the famous Red Pyramid with a short and powerful dessert walk to the Bent Pyramid. Transfer to Giza Train Station to take your train to Aswan. Overnight Train (B D)

     

         

GIZA PLATEAU, SPHINX, PYRAMIDS, Your first morning in Egypt!  We €™ll visit the Giza Plateau and Sphinx... The   primary pyramids are (1) Khufu €™s ~ appears smaller than Khafre €™s because it is built on higher ground ~ consists of a subterranean chamber, queen €™s chamber and king €™s chamber which is the object of on going controversy with its monolithic sarcophagus made of pink granite; (2) Khafre ~ near the top are the remaining original casing stones ~ "burial" chamber is just below ground level with a plain red granite sarcophagus; (3) Menkaure ~ about half the size of the other two ~ a basalt sarcophagus was found but was lost at sea while being   transported   to England. Sphinx ~ much has been written and there are innumerable interpretations -- let your heart be your guide! ~ note the Tuthmosis IV €™s dream stela between the paws ~ conservation work has been done to both the Sphinx and the Sphinx temple.

   

       

Today we travel through the Egyptian countryside enjoying the scenery as we travel on to Sakkara ~ the grand step-pyramid complex is magnificent and continues as a source of discoveries. The entire complex consists of the pyramid, entry colonnade, south tomb, south/north pavilion, and mortuary temple and west mounds. The step-pyramid may be the oldest stone bld. in the world. Was created by Imhotep: architect, doctor, sage, astronomer, high priest and visionary.   We will have lunch at the Blue Lotus, a charming, family run experience very aptly named. Then onto Memphis ~ old capital of the old kingdom of which little remains but it is noted for its giant statue of Ramses II.  

Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists.

Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister's tomb, a queen's pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty-founding king.  Each discovery has a fascinating story, with many adventures for the archaeologists as they revealed the secrets of the past.  

Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep, who designed it and its surrounding complex to be as grand as it was unique and revolutionary. Imhotep was the first to build stone tombs in honor of the king's majesty. His many titles included 'Treasurer of the King of Lower Egypt', 'Administrator of the Great Palace', and 'Imhotep the Builder, the Sculptor, the Maker of Stone Vessels'.   Imhotep may have also designed the pyramid of Djoser's successor, Sekhemkhet.

The Step Pyramid of Djoser (Zoser): Across the Great Court of the Pyramid Complex of Djoser (Zoser) (2667 - 2648 BC), the second king of the 3rd Dynasty, stands the Step Pyramid, located at Sakkara close to modern day Cairo. It is believed to have been created by one man, Imhotep. He has been called Doctor, Sage, Architect, Astronomer and High Priest. During an excavation in 1924-26, a pedestal of a statue of Djoser (Zoser) was found. This complex represents the first major work in stone. That is, unless there are other works that have yet to be found.

On the Pyramid, most of the outer casing is gone. In some places the core masonry has disappeared as well. It is obvious there were different stages of construction. The eastern side gives the best picture, but it can be seen from the northern and southern side as well.

The original structure was an underground burial chamber. This chamber was rare in that it was square; most mastabas were rectangular. The royal tomb is 28m underground with a vertical shaft leading to it. The entrance was sealed with a 3 ton piece of granite. The face of the mastaba was a fine Tura limestone. Apparently it was intended for this to be the finishing touches to the building. It was then enlarged all around with ten feet of additional limestone and then again with an extension on the eastern side. The extension was twenty-five feet of limestone to make the mastaba rectangular. Again, it was enlarged and a two-tiered structure was made. A series of corridors and a tomb chamber was dug. Some of the chambers are lined with blue tiles. Some scholars think this tomb was intended for a member of Djoser's (Zoser's) family, but not for him. The only other site that has similar tiling is in the South Tomb which is located in the Djoser (Zoser) complex as well.

After the third stage was finished, the process to make it a true step pyramid was begun. Over 200,000 tons of stone was used to make the additional two tiers that went above the existing two-tiered structure. An additional two tiers were added above the existing four to make it into the six-tiered pyramid which is there today. A Tura limestone face was added on.

On the northern side of the pyramid, a few blocks of the casing remain. The casing blocks from the Great Pyramid rested on the individual blocks of the core masonry. The casing blocks on the step pyramid were set at an angle to take up the thrust of the successive layers.

The statue of Djoser (Zoser) that was found by excavators, was found in the Tomb Chamber. This statue was damaged but still intact. It is located in the Cairo Museum. The Tomb Chamber has a replica of the statue in this blue-tiled room. It can still be seen through the viewing slit that is at the entrance. The chamber is closed to the public. Scholars believed that the roof of the chamber could give way. The chamber walls have inscriptions that show beyond any doubt that this is indeed a burial chamber. It also contains offering rooms and most of the other features that were often found in both earlier and later tombs.

The Mortuary Temple is just north of the pyramid and is in total ruin. On the southern wall back across the Great Court from the pyramid are carved cobra heads or uraei. The cobra head is an often seen symbol in Egypt. It was once a symbol of the north.

     

The Southern Tomb is located just outside of the southern wall. Steps lead up the wall to the other tombs and monuments outside the walls. On the left side of the stairs, there is a large hole. At the bottom of the hole, is an entrance that leads to an amazing set of chambers. This Southern Tomb is closed to the public. These chambers are also lined with the blue tiles that arefound in the burial chambers in the Step Pyramid. The inscriptions found in these chambers are remarkable. They are perfectly executed and pure in line.

 


March 10, 2011, Thurs.: ASWAN (B)

Awaken in beautiful Aswan where you will feel the change in tempo and energy as you enjoy the hospitality of the gracious dark skinned Nubian people. We will be met and transferred to a beautiful five-star hotel on the powerful and ancient Nile River. After check in and a refreshing shower it is off on a boat ride to the Island oh Philae where we will honor the divine mother Isis at the temple dedicated to her. When we return to the hotel we may choose a late afternoon experience at Elephantine Island for a chance to rest and enjoy the pool and the Nile View. Overnight hotel (B)

Continue our sail on to the magical city of Aswan, home to the beautiful and gracious Nubian people. After lunch and docking, we will take a ferry to Isis Temple -- a breathtaking temple located on the Island of Philae -- saved from high dam flooding the buildings were completely moved between 1972-80 Hathor was also honored here (just as Isis is at Dendara) -- the worship of Isis continued long after the intro of Christianity -- about 570 AD a Catholic church was established on the site.

       

           

Philae in Greek or Pilak in ancient Egyptian, meaning 'the end,' defined the southern most limit of Egypt. It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperors. The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. These three characters dominate ancient Egyptian culture and their story possesses all the drama of a Shakespearian tragedy. The god Osiris is murdered and dismembered by his brother Seth. Isis searches for the fragments, collects them together and with her magic powers brings Osiris back to life. They then conceive the god Horus. Osiris becomes god of the under world and judge of the dead - who must answer to him for their deeds on Earth. Meanwhile Isis gives birth to Horus and protects the young god. Later when Horus is grown he avenges his father by defeating Seth in combat.

       

           

Isis is a very important figure in the ancient world. She is associated with funeral rites but as the enchantress who resurrected Osiris and gave birth to Horus she is also the giver of life, a healer and protector of kings. She was known as 'Mother of God' and was represented with a throne on her head. During the Roman period her cult spread throughout Greece and the Roman Empire. There was even a temple dedicated to her in London.

             

The temple at Philae was nearly lost under water when the high Aswan dam was built in the 1960s. Fortunately the temple was rescued by a joint operation between the Egyptian government and UNESCO. In an engineering feat to rival the ancients the whole island was surrounded with a dam and the inside pumped dry. Then every stone block of the temple complex was labelled and removed later to be assembled, like a giant jigsaw puzzle, on the higher ground of Agilka island. The whole project took ten years and has saved one of Egypt's most beautiful temples from certain destruction.

         

Elephantine Island is the largest of the Aswan area islands, and is one of the most ancient sites in Egypt, with artifacts dating to predynastic periods.

   

Elephantine is Greek for elephant. In ancient times, the Island, as well as the southern town, was called Abu, or Yabu, which also meant elephant. The town has also been referenced as Kom, after its principle god of the island, Khnum (Khnemu). It is believed that the island received its name because it was a major ivory trading center, though in fact, it was a major trading post of many commodities. There are large boulders in the river near the island which resembled bathing elephants, particularly from afar, and this too has been suggested as a reason for the island's name.

The island is very beautiful, and while many of the artifacts there are in ruin, there is still considerable to see. There has been an ongoing excavation at the town for many years by the German Archaeological Institute, and some of the finds along with many other island artifacts, including a mummified ram of Khnum, are located in the Elephantine Museum.

Another major attraction is the ruins of the Temple of Khnum. Elephantine Island was considered to be home of this important Egyptian god, and while this structure dates back to the Queen Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty, there are references to a Temple of Khnum on the island as early as the 3rd Dynasty.

There are also ruins of a Temple of Satet, who was Khnum's female counterpart (the three local deities were foremost Khnum, but also Satet and a local Nubian goddess Anqet. These gods were worshipped here since the earliest dynasties), also built by Queen Hatshepsut, a shrine to Hekayib from the 6th Dynasty, a local governor who was deified after his death. His cult flourished during the middle kingdom, and some fine statues from the shrine are now in the museum. You will also find a 3rd Dynasty granite step pyramid which is now just visible, and to the north, the mud-brick vaults of the late period which housed the bodies of the royal rams. On the south end of the island is a small one room Ptolemaic temple which was constructed from materials removed from the Kalabsha Temple. Here, there are decorations attributed to the Nubian Pharaoh Arkamani from the 3rd century BC The building seems to have been finished by the Romans with reference to Caesar Augustus.

Elephantine Island is a beautiful place to visit, with wonderful gardens and some truly significant artifacts. It is also a good place to spend some leisure time, wondering among the Nubian villages where the people are friendly and the houses are often very colorful. The houses often have paintings or carved with a crocodile at the bottom, a fish in the middle and a man on top, with a woman's hand made of brass as a door knocker between the fish and man. Others will have a sacred black cube of Mecca, with a painting depicting the means of the owner's pilgrimage to Mecca.

Agha-Khan is the Mausoleum of the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, a Shi'ite sect (as were the Fatimid) based principally in India but with followers around the world. It is a very elegant pink granite structure of late 1950 origin, which also resembles the Fatimid tombs in Cairo. Members of this sect consider themselves to be the direct spiritual descendants of the Fatimid. The Mausoleum has an excellent view, including Aga Khan's white villa below, and is near the Monastery of St. Simeons on the west bank at Aswan. His Begun, or wife, still lives in the villa three months of the year.

The Aga Khan was extremely wealthy. On his birthday in 1945, he was weighed in diamonds which he then distributed to his followers. It should be noted, also, that he was a large man. Every day that his widow was at the Villa, she places a Red Rose on his white Carrara marble tomb. His widow, Omme Habibeh, popularly referred to as "The Begum" died on July 1st, 2000. The other months, a gardener fills this function, and it has been rumored that at one point, not a single rose could be found in Egypt, so for almost a week, roses were flown in from Paris by private jet.

Mohammed Shah Aga Khan was educated in Europe and succeeded his father in 1885 to become the 48th imam. He was succeeded by his grandson, Karim AGa Khan upon his death in 1957.


March 11, 2011, Fri.: ASWAN / LUXOR

Early morning drive to Luxor stopping at Edfu the Temple of Horus and the most powerful temple of transformation in all of Egypt. Then back on our comfortable, air conditioned bus with the next stop at the inspiring Temple of Kom Ombo where we honor the integration of both the dark and the light dedicated to Horus the Hawk (light) and Sobek the alligator (dark), for an important ceremony of integration. We finish the day at another wonderful five-star hotel on the Nile for rest and relaxation and group sharing. Overnight Hotel (B)

   

Between Aswan and Luxor is located the major Ptolemaic temple of Edfu - the best preserved major temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC. Inside the temple's pylons is a large courtyard. Just before the entrance to the first of two hypostyle halls is a welcoming statue of Horus. Inside the hypostyle halls are dominated by a forest of towering columns.

Dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. We have a great deal of information about its construction from reliefs on outer areas. It was begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was finished in 57 BC. Most of the work continued throughout this period with a brief interlude of 20 years while there was unrest during the period of Ptolemy IV and Ptolemy V Epiphanes.

This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnack. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth. Hence, the current temple was but the last in a long series of temples build on this location. It is said that the original structure housing a statue of Horus was a grass hut built in prehistoric times. At any rate, there is an earlier and smaller pylon of Ramesses II which sits in a 90 degree angle to the current building.

The main building, which includes a great Hypostyle Hall, was uncovered by Mariette in the 1860s. There are numerous reliefs, including a depiction of the Feast of the Beautiful Meeting, the annual reunion between Horus and his wife Hathor. The reliefs are mostly situated on the inside of the first pylon, and spiritually connect this temple with Hathor's Temple at the Dendera complex. During the third month of summer, the priests at the Dendera complex would place the statue of Hathor on her barque (a ceremonial barge) and would thus bring the statue to the Edfu Temple, where it was believed that Horus and Hathor shared a conjugal visit. Each night, the god and goddess would retire to the mamissi, or berthing house.

There is still an entrance colonnade to the mamissi, and reliefs with considerable remaining color just outside the main temple. These images portray the ritual of the birth of Harsomtus, son of Horus and Hathor.

The pylons of the main Temple are about 118 feet high with typical scenes of the pharaoh in battle with his enemies. Within the pylons is the colonnaded courtyard with distinctive, pared columns, which leads into the great hypostyle hall. But on either side of the courtyard there are gates which lead to an area behind the temple and inside the bounding walls. Here, there are inscriptions recording donations of land which were probably transferred from demotic documents. There are also dramatic images depicting the defeat of Seth by Horus. There was an annual ritual called the known as the Triumph of Horus (10 harpoons) which ended in the slaying of a hippopotamus, the symbol of Seth.

The facade of the first hypostyle hall has images honoring Horus and Hathor, and there is an immaculate ten foot tall colossi of Horus as the falcon god here (a matching colossi was destroyed). As you enter the great hall, you will begin to notice the use of light. Even though the temple was built over hundreds of years, it is very harmonious, and ebbs and flow of lighting was certainly purposeful, portraying a feeling of mystery. Just inside the hall are two small rooms, a robing room on the west and a library to the east where the priest would obtain the religious orders of the day. Within this hall are scenes of offering including the temple foundation ceremonies.

Beyond the great hypostyle hall is a second, smaller hypostyle hall which leads to a well called the Chamber of the Nile where the Priests obtained pure holy water. This is a similar arrangement as found at Dendera. On the west side of the room are doors that lead to a small laboratory with recipes engraved on the walls for ointments and perfumes which where used daily to anoint the statue of Horus, and to a treasure room where offerings were stored.

Beyond the second hypostyle hall is the offering hall, followed by the vestibule and finally the sanctuary. There is a granite naos here dedicated by Nectanebo II, making it the oldest relic in the temple. It is probable that a golden gilded wooden statue of Horus about 60 cm tall would have resided on the naos. This statue would have been cared for by the priests in a human manner, being washed, dressed, anointed, fed and entertained.

The sanctuary itself is surrounded by chapels and rooms which, when facing north and in clockwise order, are the chapel of Min, the chamber of linen where the robs of the Horus would have been stored, the chamber of the throne of gods, the chamber of Osiris, the chamber of the West, the tomb of Osiris, the chamber of the victor (Horus), where there is a reconstructed ceremonial barge (barque), chapels of Khonsu and Hathor, the chapel of the throne of Ra and a chapel of the spread wings, dedicated principally to Mehit, the lioness who guarded the path the soul passed on its journey towards resurrection. The front chapel on the east is the Chapel of the New Year, a sun court like that at Dendera. Here, a depiction on the ceiling show the voyage of the solar barque through the Twelve Hours of the day, with an inspiring image of the goddess, Nut. The statue of Horus would be taken from here up a flight of stairs to the roof terrace where it would be recharged by the sun during the Festival of the New Year. The walls of the stairs located in the outer anti-chamber depict this ritual.


March 12, 2011, Sat.

Today you will start your tour on the East Bank of Luxor. Entering down the ancient Avenue of the Ram Headed Sphinx, we arrive at the Monumental Temple of Karnack (Healing of the Ego and Birth of the Heart). After ceremony and contemplation as well as a visit to the Temple of Sekmet (Lion Goddess) within the Karnack Complex, it is on to the famous Luxor Temple (The Temple of Man). This Temple was built to simulate the human body and it is here we will be anchoring the field "Unity Conscious" as we walk in silence activating our physical cells to anchor the 9th wave in our physical bodies(a resurrection ceremony). After a powerful day, a free evening to enjoy this vibrant and fascinating city of Luxor for dining and shopping. Overnight Hotel (B)

We will travel down the Avenue of the Rams to reach the Temple of Karnack. This temple boasts many multiple temples, obelisks, great gates and the famous hypostyle hall. We will also come face-to-face with the lion goddess Sehkmet. Karnack is the largest temple complex in Egypt and demonstrates the religious significance of the area in ancient times.

Luxor Temple: A strip of green in the middle of the desert tilled fields and in the background the red rocks of the "Libyan Chain" Here lies Luxor, one of the  greatest capitals of the ancient world.

Charming and evocative, with the Nile along the quiet waters of the river, the small, silent streets of the Bazaar that come to life in the evening  with their colours, sounds and lights.

In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnack. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnack. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnack is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnack is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".    

This is the great, ancient city of Thebes, capital of the Egyptian empire for almost one thousand years, which Homer referred to in the IX canto of the Iliad as "Thebes with one hundred gates" and for which "only the grains of sand in the desert surpassed the abundance of wealth contained therein". The Copts called it Tapé, hence the Greek Thebai, but for Egyptian inhabitants it was Uaset, meaning "the chief town" and Niut, "the City" it was later on called Diospolis Magna. Its present name of Luxor comes from the Arab El Qousour, translation of the Latin "Castra" with which the ancient Romans indicated the city where they had installed two encampments.

In the Memphis era it was a small village where the God of War Montu was worshipped and its temples marked the boundaries of the territory. As from the X Dynasty, thanks to its geographical position and political grounds, its importance started to increase considerably until the military successes of its princes made it a great power. Capital of the pharaohs of the New Empire, the god Amon was worshipped in great splendour in the triad in Mut and Khnsu. It was the age of great victories and triumph in Asia Minor, Nubia and Libya. It was a happy period ­ perhaps the happiest in Egyptian history ­ and Thebes had no rivals : victorious Pharaohs accumulated incredible wealth there (city where the houses are rich in treasure) from war booty; from the Red Sea the Persian Gulf and even from the Sahara ­ across the road of the oases ­ merchants arrived to grow rich and to enrich the townsmen of Thebes who reached the incredible figure of half a million!

One the east bank rise the temples in which the gods dwelt whereas on the west bank building were constructed for the worship of dead sovereigns; apart from this theory of temples, parallel to the river runs the heavy rock curtain that conceals the Valley of the Kings.

Thebes then inexorably fell. The very geographical position that one thousand years beforehand had favored the birth of its power now became the main reason for its decline : too far from the "hot" delta region, where the Ramses were forced to create military stations to stem foreign invasions, Thebes lost its political, spiritual and military supermacy. Subsequent dynasties originally came from the delta and the twons of tains, Bubast and Sais replaced it as capital of Egypt. Left defenseless.

Thebes fell prey to the Assyrian army lead by Assarhaddon, which sacked it in 672 B.C.; once again in 665, Assurbanipal's army deported the townsmen before turning them into slaves and stripped the town of its statues and treasures. Lastly, it was completely razed to the ground in 84 B.C. by Ptolemy Lathyros to the extent that during the roman era it was a mass of ruins visited by wayfarers; the few remaining townsmen settled in what remained of the temples and the tombs were reduced to stables. This time too, as happened in the case of Memphis, Ezekiel's prophecy that Thebes would be violently shaken came true.

Temple of Amon Ra: In Luxor, all that remains of its glorious past is the temple that the ancient Egyptians built to the glory of Amon ra king of the gods, and which they called "Southern harem of Amon".  

Brought back to light in 1883 by Gaston Maspéro, the temple is 260 metres long and its construction was basically commissioned by two Pharaohs, Amon-Ofis III who started it in the XIV century B.C. and Ramses II who completed it adding the porticoed courtyard with its axis moved eastwards, and no longer north-south as in the case of the rest of the temples.  

The architect was probably amenophis, son of Hotep. The temple of Luxor was joined to that of Karnack by a long stone-paved dromos, a drome and a processional avenue, flanked by sphinxes with rams heads that the XXX Dynasty replaced with sphynexes with human heads. This street has not been brought to life completely and they are still working on it.  

The avenue ended at the entrance to the temple of Luxor, marked by the large pylon erected by Ramses II, which features a 65-metre front decorated with bas-reliefs illustrating scenes of the military campaigns of the Pharaoh against the Hittites.  

In ancient time, the pylon was preceded by two obelisks, two seated colossi and two standing colossi. Today, only the left 25-metre high obelisk is still standing: the other was taken to Paris in 1833 and placed by the engineer Lebas in Place de la Concorde on the 25th October 1836. The two colossi in granite represent the Pharaoh seated on his throne, fifteen and a half metres in height on a base of about one metre. Of the other four statues in pink granite leaning against the pylon, one was to represent Queen Nefertari and another decrepit one to the right, his daughter Merit-Amon.  

Having passed through the triumphal entrance, one enters the court of Ramses II, with its double row of columns with closed papyrus capital and statues of Osiris in the inter columns. To the north-west of the courtyard one can admire the temple-deposit of the sacred boats built by Thot-Mosis III and dedicated to the triad Amon, Mut and Khonsu.    

Then follows a colonnade of two rows of bell-shaped columns 52 meters long that take us to the second courtyard, or courtyard of Amon-Ofis II, surrounded on three sides by two rows of columns with closed papyruses, a real, highly evocative forest. From here, across a transversal hypostyle hall, one enters the last sanctuary, the most intimate and sacred part, which gave the temple its name of "Adytum of the south" theatre o the final moment of the festival of Opet, the largest and most solemn held during the year.

The festival, which lasted little more than fifteen days, started on the nineteenth day of the second month of the flood, that is towards the end of August. The highlight of the ceremony came when out of the temple of Karnack came the sacred boat of Amon-Ra which carried by thirty priests and followed by those of Mut and Khonsu, covered the whole avenue of sphinxes and arrived at the temple of Luxor; here the boats were closed in the sanctuary for a couple of days, before returning to the temple of Karnack, always accompanied by a rejoicing crowd singing and dancing.

Luxor--The Temples of Thebes

Many of the main roads which lead to the temples of Thebes (Luxor) used to be continuously lined with sphinxes. Those which flank the entrance of the First Pylon of Karnack combine the body of a lion with the head of a ram. The ram was a symbol of the god Amun for whom the temple was built. Each sphinx protects, between its forelegs, a standing statue of the king--originally Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.).

   

The Temple of Amun at Karnack

Standing in the shadow of the First Pylon of the Temple of Amun at Karnack (in Luxor, Egypt), one is struck by the length of its east-west axis and the colossal size of its columns. Like all other temples in Egypt, this one symbolizes the mound of the original creation. The ground rises ever so gradually from the entrance toward the sanctuary. The columns are stone replicas of the vegetation which was growing in the the marshy land around the mound of creation.

In the center of this first court are the ruins of the kiosk of Taharqa (690-664 B.C.), one column (middle ground, right) of which is complete. Beyond the kiosk before the Second Pylon are two standing statues of Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.). After the Second Pylon, the columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall can be seen.        

The Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnack

The Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnack Temple was begun during the reign of King Sety I (c.1290-1279 B.C.) and was completed by his son, Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.). The north- south axis of the hall provides views which reveal not only the immensity but also the practicality of the architecture. The central row of 12 columns on the east-west axis are 69 feet/21 meters in height, about 33 feet/10 meters in circumference, and have open papyrus capitals. The 122 columns in the side aisles are 43 feet/13 meters in height, 27.5 feet/8.4 meters in circumference, and have closed papyrus-bud capitals (as seen here). Remember that the whole of this hall was roofed with stone slabs, and the interior was quite dark. The difference in height between the central and the side aisle columns was used to provide natural light through clerestory windows which have vertical stone slats.

Obelisk of Hatshepsut

Leaving the hypostyle hall through the third pylon you come to a narrow court where there once stood several obelisks. One of the obelisks was erected by Tuthmosis I (1504 - 1492 BC) who was the father of Hatshepsut. This obelisk stands 70 feet (21.3m) tall and weighs about 143 tons. During the centuries between Tuthmosis I and Ramesses VI, the kings of the time did more than their share of destroying and dismantling. This obelisk was never touched. The original inscription was left in its place. However, two kings did add their inscription on either side of the original. Beyond this obelisk is the only remaining Obelisk of Hatshepsut (1473-1458 BC). It is 97 feet (29.6m) high and weighs approximately 320 tons. Besides the Lateran obelisk in Rome, this is the tallest standing obelisk. The one in Rome is 101 feet (30.7m) high. Hatshepsut was a woman who dared to challenge the tradition of male kingship. She died from undisclosed causes after imposing her will for a time. After her death, her name and memory suffered attempted systematic obliteration. The inscription on the obelisk says, "O ye people who see this monument in years to come and speak of that which I have made, beware lest you say, 'I know not why it was done'. I did it because I wished to make a gift for my father Amun, and to gild them with electrum."  

The Obelisk of Thutmose I

Beyond the Third Pylon and in the Central Court of Karnack Temple is the Obelisk of Thutmose I (c.1493-1479 B.C.). This is the last of four obelisks which originally stood in front of the Fourth Pylon, which, in the time of Thutmose I, was the entrance into Karnack Temple. The obelisk is 71 feet/21.7 meters in height, sits on a base 6 feet/1.8 meters square, and weighs about 143 tons. Each side of the obelisk has three vertical lines of inscription, the central one being a dedication by Thutmose I.

The Sixth Pylon of Karnack Temple

Just to the east of the Sixth Pylon of Karnack Temple is the vestibule to the sanctuary (right), where the priests kept the portable shrine used by the god's statue in processions. In the vestibule, built by Thutmose III (c.1479-1425 B.C.), are these two granite columns, elegant reminders of the importance of the concept of a unified Upper (Nile valley) and Lower (Nile delta) Egypt. These columns are decorated in raised relief with the papyrus on the left (north/the delta) and the lotus on the right (south/the valley).


March 13, 2011, Sun.: LUXOR / CAIRO

An early morning start takes us across the Nile to the West Bank where we will visit Dier Al-Bahari, The Temple of Hatshepsut (The only female pharaoh). Here we honor the Goddess Hathor (the nurturer) and the God Anubis (Guide through the Underworld) to capture their magic and again anchor the "Unity Conscious" energy in a place where there has been much past pain. A quick lunch and then onto the Temple of Medinet Habu dedicated to the fierce warrior Ramses II. At Habu we will create a West Bank ceremony honoring the warrior within our Unity Consciousness. Then it's back across the Nile as we head to the Airport for our return flight to Cairo. Overnight Hotel (B)

Dier Al-Bahari, The Temple of Hatshepsut ~ The female pharaoh ruled Egypt for 20 years (18th Dynasty) - this spectacular temple is partially free-standing and partially rock-cut. All three terraces are open and reconstruction is still continuing.   There are two small chapels -- on the south dedicated to the goddess Hathor and the other dedicated to Anubis. Medinet Habu -- the mortuary temple of Ramses III (1184-1153BC). An unusual feature is the entrance to the temple which was constructed in the form of a Syrian fortress -- the temple became a place of security during unsettled times.   The painted carved reliefs are particularly well preserved.

Queen Hatshepsut Temple

The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The queen's architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, the "Lover of Silence," where lived the goddess who presided over the necropolis. A tree lined avenue of sphinxes led up to the temple, and ramps led from terrace to terrace. The porticoes on the lowest terrace are out of proportion and coloring with the rest of the building. They were restored in 1906 to protect the celebrated reliefs depicting the transport of obelisks by barge to Karnack and the miraculous birth of Queen Hatshepsut. Reliefs on the south side of the middle terrace show the queen's expedition by way of the Red Sea to Punt, the land of incense.

         

Along the front of the upper terrace, a line of large, gently smiling Osirid statues of the queen looked out over the valley. In the shade of the colonnade behind, brightly painted reliefs decorated the walls. Throughout the temple, statues and sphinxes of the queen proliferated. Many of them have been reconstructed, with patience and ingenuity, from the thousands of smashed fragments found by the excavators; some are now in the Cairo Museum, and others the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

 

Valley of the Kings

The Egyptian belief that "To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again" is certainly carried out in the building of the tombs. The king's formal names and titles are inscribed in his tomb along with his images and statues. Beginning with the 18th Dynasty and ending with the 20th, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. Also abandoned were the pyramid style tombs. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. These catacombs were harder to rob and were more easily concealed. Construction usually lasted six years, beginning with the new reign. The text in the tombs are from the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Gates and the Book of the Underworld. See also a history and overview of the Valley of the Kings.

Tutankhamun

Though small and unimpressive, Tutankhamun's Tomb is probably the most famous, due to its late discovery. Howard Carter's description upon opening the tomb in 1922 was, "At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flames to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold - everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment - an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by - I was dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, 'Can you see anything?' it was all I could do to get out the words, "Yes, wonderful things."' The royal seal on the door was found intact. The first three chambers were unadorned, with evidence of early entrance through one of the outside walls. The next chamber contained most of the funerary objects. The sarcophagus was four guilded wooden shrines, one inside the other, within which lay the stone sarcophagus, three mummiform coffins, the inner one being solid gold, and then the mummy. Haste can be seen in the reliefs and the sarcophagus, due to the fact that Tutankhamun died at only 19 years of age following a brief reign. Though extremely impressive to the modern world, the treasures of Tutankhamun must have paled when compared to the tombs of the great Pharaohs that ruled for many years during Egypt's golden age.


March 14, 2011, Mon.: CAIRO (B)

Up early to seize the last day as a group heart in our ancient homeland. First stop will be a visit inside the Great Pyramid (optional add-on private group evening visit) then a camel ride to the Solar Cross as we create ceremony for the final anchoring of the 9th Wave of "Unity Conscious". Mission completed, you may choose a Tour of the Egyptian Museum or a visit to the famous Kahn El Khalili Bazaar to pick out your souvenirs and gifts before our Farewell Dinner. Overnight Hotel (B)

         

     

     

Cairo Museum: over 100 rooms containing the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. - Two exhibits worth viewing are the famous King Tutankhamen gallery and the Akhenaton room. The museum is always crowded so take a deep breath and enjoy the experience. The bookstore is quite good and reasonably priced.

   

The greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities, which houses over 200,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, is, without doubt, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It is a place of true discovery and, even after many visits, you will continue to make new and delightful discoveries every time you venture into its many galleries.

To be sure, the museum can be daunting in the sheer numbers of its antiquities on show, but there is an order within its layout and it is a dream come true for anyone wanting to study Egyptian antiquities.

The museum's ground floor follows the history of ancient Egypt. Upon entering through the security check in the building, one looks toward the atrium and the rear of the building with many items on view - from sarcophagi and boats to enormous statues.

Just in front of these you will find an Object of the Month on display. Behind it are some of the most important items from the time of the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago, including the famous slate palette of king Narmer - one of the first documents of Egyptian history. Also on show are small masterpieces of sculpture - keep in mind that these are some 50 centuries old. This is an area that should not be missed!

From the entrance area itself, turn left and you will find an amazing diversity of small statues from the Old Kingdom - they depict individuals, families, and people at work.

Continuing around the building in a clockwise direction takes you forward in time as you duck into the different rooms. At the far end of the building you will be confronted by material from the time of the heretic pharaoh, Akhenaten.

Upstairs on the first floor (i.e.second level) are thousands of smaller items from the span of Egyptian history. Of course, everybody wants to see the treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb - these occupy a large area along almost two side of the upper floor. Chariots, gloves, jewellery, the famous mask - many of the antiquities from his tomb are displayed here.

Tutankhamun's tomb contained four gilded shrines nested one inside the other. All four of these shrines are on display in the museum. They are lined up in order of decreasing size. The innermost of these covered a stone sarcophagus which remains in the tomb. Inside the stone sarcophagus were three coffins - the innermost being made of 110 kilograms of solid gold. Inside that lay the pharaoh himself wearing the famous gold mask (at right). Tutankhamun remains in his tomb to this day. Two of his three coffins are on display in the same room as the mask, along with stunning jewellery. This room alone can occupy one for a considerable time. The room has been remodelled recently with better presentation.

Apart from the Tutankhamun exhibits upstairs, there are countless coffins, amulets, ushabtis, household items, etc. Some of the Middle Kingdom tomb models of armies, boats and landowners surveying their livestock shouldn't be missed. The human figures almost seem alive! Also upstairs is the Mummy Room where you can come face to face with some of the great rulers of ancient Egypt.


March 15, 2011, Tues.: CAIRO / HOME

Our final "Good-bye." Some of our group will be transferring to the airport today and other will be boarding a bus for our journey to the Sinai Peninsula.

 

EXTENSION TOUR
TO SINAI PENINSULA

March 15 to 18, 2011


March 15, 2011, Tues.: CAIRO / ST. CATHERINE (B)

Check out of our five-star hotel as we say farewell to those heading home today. Board our air-conditioned bus for our drive to St. Catherine. After enjoying the countryside and its magic we check into our hotel. This evening we will climb Mount Sinai for an anchoring ceremony on this powerful mountain where Moses wrote the Ten Commandments. Once arriving at the top, you can relax and gaze at the millions of stars before drifting off to sleep. Overnight Hotel (B)


March 16, 2011, Weds.: ST. CATHERINE / DAHAB (B)

We awaken early this morning to watch the sun rise from the top of Mt. Sinai. After this you will begin your descent towards St. Catherine €™s Monastery where you will be able to visit the smallest, yet oldest Christian Monastery in the world. We arrive back in Dahab around noon to enjoy the beach and the inviting Red Sea where the rest of the day and night is free. Overnight Hotel (b)


March 17, 2011, Thurs.: ST. CATHERINE (B)

This day we will follow our hearts and our Egyptian Brother Amro Mounier to discover more wonders of the Sinai Penninsula and complete our ceremonies and Anchoring. Overnight Hotel. (B)


March 18, 2011, Fri.: ST. CATHERINE / CAIRO (B)

Transport to Cairo airport for your final departure. Home Sweet Home

   

   

END OF TOUR

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RIDING THE WAVE
Anchoring the 9th Wave of Unity Consciousness in Egypt

March 8 to 15, 2011

Shared room fees, per person:
(includes $500 non-refundable deposit)

$2,999 US, if paid in full by December 1, 2010
$3,099 US, if paid in full by February 1, 2011
$3,199 US, if paid in full by February 15, 2011
$3,299 US, if paid in full after February 15, 2011


Single room fees, for one person:
(includes $800 non-refundable deposit)

$3,449 US, if paid in full by December 1, 2010
$3,549 US, if paid in full by February 1, 2011
$3,649 US, if paid in full by February 15, 2011
$3,749 US, if paid in full after February 15, 2011

Accommodation in Cairo at  Le Meridien Pyramids  Hotel or similar.
Accommodation in Aswan at  Movenpick  Hotel or similar.
Accommodation in Luxor at  Steigenberger Nile Palace  Hotel or similar.
Accommodation on board of the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan.
Domestic flight ticket Luxor -- Cairo.
All transfers as per the above-mentioned itinerary.
All entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing.
Meals as mentioned below (B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner.
English speaking tour guide during sightseeing.

Tour excludes:

Visa entry to Egypt.
Tipping.
Any international flights.
Any personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, etc.
Any optional trips or unmentioned items above.

Optional Sinai Extension

March 15 to 18, 2011

Shared Room fees, per person:

$800 US

Single Room fees, per person:

$965 US

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EGYPT "MYSTERY OF THE SPHINX"
11-Day Tour
TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1:

Leave home to travel to Egypt on night flight.


Day 2:

Arrive at Cairo International Airport and transfer to 5-star hotel. Dinner at hotel.



Day 5:

Early morning, view Temples of Abu Simbel as sun rises over the serene Nile River. Return to ship and sail North. While cruising, view remains of Kassr Ibrim, sole vestige of the distant past of Nubia, in its original location from the Pharaonic period. The Ruins of the arches of a Roman citadel and a cathedral still dominate the summit above the East Bank. After lunch visit the Amada Oasis and Temple of Amada. Sail to Wadi el Sebou. Dinner and overnight on board at Wadi El Sebou. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is a temple built by Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) in ancient Nubia, where he wished to demonstrate his power and his divine nature. Four colossal (65 feet/20 meters high) statues of him sit in pairs flanking the entrance. The head and torso of the statue to the left of the entrance fell during ancient times, probably the result of an earthquake. This temple faces the east, and Re-Horakhty, one manifestation of the sun god, is shown inside the niche directly above the entrance. The alignment of the temple is such that twice a year the sun's rays reach into the innermost sanctuary to illuminate the seated statues of Ptah, Amun-Re, Ramesses II, and Re- Horakhty.

The temple was cut out of the sandstone cliffs above the Nile River in an area near the Second Cataract. When the High Dam was being constructed in the early 1960s, international cooperation assembled funds and technical expertise to move this temple to higher ground so that it would not be inundated by the waters of Lake Nasser.

   

Sunk Relief of the God Hapy

At Abu Simbel, below the seat of one of the colossal statues of Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.), is this sunk relief of the god Hapy, the personification of the Nile flood. The figure of Hapy appears twice, tying stems of plants around the hieroglyph for "unite." The extended foot of each Hapy figure rests on the hieroglyph which is a lung from which a windpipe projects straight up from the center, forming a "T" at the top. On the left Hapy holds stems of the lotus (symbol of Upper Egypt); on the right he holds stems of the papyrus (Lower Egypt). Hapy's crowns also display these plants. Hapy is androgynous (both male and female characteristics), suggesting the fertility of the land which results from the Nile flood. This androgyny explains his pendant breasts and swollen belly. The centralized image of the lung and windpipe flanked by the two figures of Hapy illustrate the Egyptian concern for balance and order. The cartouche of Ramesses II sits directly above the lung and windpipe.

     

The Temple of Hathor

The Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel was built by Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) to honor both Hathor as the goddess of love/music and his wife Nefertari as the deified queen. The facade, resembling a pylon, has six standing colossal (over 33 feet/10 meters high) statues. On each side of the entrance, two statues of Ramesses flank one of Nefertari dressed as Hathor. The colossal statues are, in turn, flanked by smaller statues of their children.

   



Day 6:

Morning visit to temple of Wadi El Sebou, a rock temple dedicated by Ramses II to the two Gods, Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis. Later visit Temple of Dakke, dedicated to Thoth, God of divine wisdom, Lord of Time and Sciences, Master of Divine Literature. Visit Roman Temple of Moharraka. Sail to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board at Aswan. . (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)



Day 7:

Morning disembarkation at Aswan and visit Kalabsha Temple with its Pharaonic aspect, remodeled into Greco roman style, dedicated to the God Mandoulis, the Hemi-Speos of Beit El Wali, erected by Ramses II in the beginning of his reign, and the Kiosk of Kertassi, erected to honor the Goddess Isis. 5PM Transfer to the railway station to travel to Luxor ( 3 Hours ) Arrive Luxor & transfer to your Hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Luxor. (Breakfast and Dinner)

 



Day 8:

Morning tour to visit West Bank of Luxor where you will see the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, Queen Hatchepsut's Temple at El Deir El Bahari, and Colossi of Memnon. Return to hotel. Early evening, visit to Luxor Temple. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Luxor. (Breakfast and Dinner)



Day 9:

Morning drive north to Quena where you will visit the Temple of Hathour at Denderah. Subject to government approval, you will visit the Temple of Abydos or return to Luxor for afternoon at leisure. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Luxor. (Breakfast and Dinner)

     

   


 

Day 10:

Morning visit to Karnack Temples. Transfer to the railway station to travel back to Cairo overnight in train (Dinner & breakfast )



Day 11:

Early morning tour to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Kings Chamber, the Queens Chamber, and the pit. You will also visit the Sphinx with the Valley Temple. Lunch will be at a typical Egyptian restaurant in the Sakkara area. Afternoon tour to visit the oldest of the Pyramids, the step Pyramid of Sakkara, the tomb of King Zoser of the 3rd Dynasty, built of marble limetsone by the great architect, Imhotep. (Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Check out of hotel. Transfer to Cairo International Airport for return flight to USA.

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SPECIAL BARGAIN RATES FOR YOUR GROUP:

10 Days in Egypt with Nile cruise, including international airfare from USA. Price depends on size of group, travel dates, and origination city.

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Program includes:

1 night in 5 Stars Hotel in Cairo half board Dinner & breakfast (either Pyramisa or Intercontinental Pyramids Park Hotel or Similar)

3 nights in 5 Stars Deluxe Nile Cruise full board 3 meals per day either Nobian Sea or Prince Abas or Similar)

3 nights in 5 Stars Hotel in Luxor half board Dinner & breakfast either Sheraton Hotel or Isis Hotel or Similar

1st Class Sleeper train Cairo / Aswan - Luxor / Cairo (Dinner & breakfast included)

Train Ticket Aswan / Luxor

Tour to Abu Simbel by private AC bus

All entrance fees to mentioned sights in our program

All transfers from airport to airport by AC bus

Meet at airport upon arrival

Multilingual guides

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