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S: Wonders of Egypt - January 2011

FC: Wonders of Egypt | Egypt

1: Wonders of Egypt with Rose & Fred January 2011 | Traveled by plane, train, bus, Felucca sailboat, cruise ship & camel | Tour of Egypt from north to south along the Nile River | Wonders of Egypt Journeys with Jeff January 2011

2: Day 1-Cairo Pyramids & Sphinx Camel Ride Authentic Egyptian Lunch Carpet School Perfume Factory | Pyramids of Giza Climbed up a ways on the side of a pyramid, and into Menkaure's Pyramid | The Clarks from Rochester | Rose waves from pyramid

3: Pyramids Only remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Nearly 5,000 years old | Ron and Barb Erickson | With the Ericksons and Terry & Pat Jorgensen

4: Great Sphinx Lion with human head guarding over pyramid tombs Oldest know monumental sculpture - 2500 BC | Our Rochester tour guides Ann and Jeff Hoag

5: Delicious Egyptian Lunch Outskirts of Cairo | Making Aish, Egypt's bread

6: Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara First pyramid built - 6 tiers high 2,800 B.C | Carpet School & Perfume Factory

7: Direction to Mecca found in each hotel room | Movenpick Resort Cairo

8: Day 2-Cairo The Citadel Mohammed Ali Mosque Egyptian Museum Papyrus Institute Egyptian Train | The Citadel - Home of Egyptian Rulers for 700 years

9: Egyptian Museum Across from Tahrir Square King Tut Galleries Royal Mummy Rooms | Sleeper Train Cairo to Luxor Formerly Thebes Capital of Ancient Egypt's New Kingdom s

10: Day 3-Luxor Karnak Temple Luxor Temple Sheraton Hotel on Nile River Belly Dancing | Karnak Largest temple in Egypt Buried beneath sand for over 1,000 years

11: Over 30 pharaohs contributed to this massive religious center at Karnak.

12: Luxor Temple | Center of Luxor on Nile River Still being uncovered

13: Day 4-Luxor Valley of the Kings Hatshepsut Temple Colossi of Memnon Luxor Carriage Ride Sheesha

14: Valley of the Kings Visited tombs of Kings Ramses I, IV, IX King Tutankhamun - discovered intact 1922 | Tut's Sarcophagus & Burial Chamber

15: Queen Hatshepsut Temple at Deir al-Bahri

16: Colossi of Memnon Two 60 foot statues that stood in front of a temple in antiquities. | Evening Carriage Ride through Old Luxor

17: Shopping Streets of Luxor at night

18: Egyptian Coffee House Sheesha waterpipe smoking with Arabic coffee & mint tea

19: Movenpick Radamis II Nile River Cruise Ship

20: Day 5-Nile River Felucca Sailing Banana Plantation River Cruise - Luxor to Edfu Lock Crossing Merchant Purchases Egyptian Dinner

21: Banana Plantation & Home

22: Egyptian Purchases Cruise Ship to Row Boat

23: Nile River Scenery & Esna Sandstone Lock

24: Cruise Ship Dining Egyptian Koshari a favorite dish Our ship stateroom

25: Day 6-Nile River Temple of Horus in Edfu River Cruise - Edfu to Kom Ombo to Aswan Cruise Deck Relaxing | Horus Temple Best preserved temple in Egypt

26: Temple of Kom Ombo Entrance from Nile River Hospital & Temple Medical & Childbirth Stone Carvings

27: Deck Relaxing & Nile River Scenery

28: Day 7-Aswan Desert Ride to Abu Simbel & Hathor Temples High Dam of Aswan Unfinished Obelisk Isis Temple | Abu Simbel Built to honor Pharoh Ramses II The Great Relocated in 1960 for building of Lake Nasser

29: Interior of Abu Simbel | Hator Temple Built for Nefertari favorite wife of King Ramses II

30: Aswan High Dam Built 1960-71 | Unfinished Obelisk Aswan granite | Ferry to Philae Island Near first cataract of Nile River

31: Temple of Isis Destination for religious Egyptian pilgrimages Dismantled and moved after construction of Lake Nasser | One of the last temples used by the Egyptians | Temple of Isis on Philae Island in the Nile River

32: Final Night on Nile River

33: Day 8-Cairo Egypt Air Flight-Aswan to Cairo Hanging Church Memphis Bus to Alexandria | Coptic Christian Hanging Church Believed that Joseph and Mary brought the Christ Child here when fleeing from King Herod.

34: More scenes from Cairo Lots of trash

35: Memphis Open Air Museum Colossal statues of King Ramses II 18th Dynasty Sphinx - carved from a single block of Alabaster | Memphis Ancient Egyptian Capital of Old Kingdom

36: Day 9-Alexandria Hotel & Palace Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa Pompey's Pillar Fort Qaitbey

37: Helnan Palestine Hotel On Mediterranean Sea next to President Hosni Mubarak's Montazah Palace

38: Pompey's Pillar 90 feet tall Red Aswan Granite | Fort Qaitbey Built on site of Pharos Lighthouse which was a Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

39: Side Streets of Alexandria

40: Day 10-Cairo Bus Alexandria to Cairo Cotton Factory Khan al-Khalil Bazaar | Fabled oriental bazaar of gold, silver, brass & glitter Largest bazaar in Middle East

41: Scenes of Cairo

43: Egypt - January 2011 Our tour was a contrast of magnificent ancient Egyptian ruins, from the beginning of civilization, seen amidst the struggle of Egyptian life today. It was the trip of a lifetime as Egyptian people were about to peacefully make changes in their government. The world hopes this will positively impact their life and the future of the Middle East. Our trip was totally enjoyable because of great travel companions and welcoming Egyptian people!

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