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Friday-Picking Up at 8.30 AM, Meeting at your hotel .Customer care and visit Abu Simbel temple.
Champollion said : ‘ This great temple is worth alone going to Nubia. ‘ That comment perfectly su the splendor of the site. The clients can learn how the temples were saved. Our guide will explain the story and powers of Ramesses II which cannot leave anyone indifferent before the greatness of this.
The great temple of Abu Simbel is a hemispeos situated at Abu Simbel in Egypt. It is dedicated of Amun, Re, Ptah, and Ramesses II the deified. It was carved in the rock for the most part, and sc fagade with four colossal statues of Ramesses II seated along with other statues, bas reliefs and fric The parts that are not carved in the rock are a periodicals and a pylon constructed of bricks, bricks with the silt from the Nile. Originally carved out of the hill of Meha in Nubia it was relocated with small temple at the top of the ancestral cliff saving it from the flood waters of Lake Nasser causc construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 60s. In order to restore the original site, the temple wa: covered with an artificial and hollow hill.
10:00 am Reception and installation aboard the Queen Tiyi after Abu Simbel’s visit.
Sailing to Qasr Ibrim, visit the ruins of the fortres. This walled city lay on the plateau of a sandstone on the eastern bank of the Nile at a height of about 80 meters. It overlooked the plain of Aniba ( on western bank ) and its administrative centre, the residence of the viceroys of Nubia under Egyptian domination. Today, the flood waters of the High Dam wiped out a height of about sixty meters and Ibrim is no longer the stronghold of ancient times. 240 km from Aswan and 50 km from the Sudan border, Qsar Ibrim imposed itself in Lower Nubia for over three millennia. Resumption of navigation and night in Amada.
Saturday- After the breakfast, Visit of the site of Amada, its temple, the temple of Derr and the tom Pennut.The visit of the site of Amada is rich by the discovery of its temple relocated in a si block at construction of the dam. Our guide will give all the explanations about the techn used. The clients will be able to recreate the miracle of Abu Simbel in the little Abu ‘ the s shrine of the temple of Derr. At the end of the visit, the clients will enjoy a traditional Nul coffee ritual.
The temple of Amada : This building, dedicated to Amun and Re-Hortatory was construe under Thutmose Ill and his son Amenhotep II ( sanctuary and vestibule ). Thutmose IV ordo to build the hypo style hall and Seti I the pylon. The latter and his son Ramesses II made som restoration work and decorations.
The temple-speos of Derr ( originally on the east bank ) : This 33-metre speos, built undc Ramesses II in the second half of his reign, was dedicated to Amon-Re. Its plan and its direcl are identical to those of Abu Simbel, except its monumental aspect and the four colossi. In t}” sanctuary, we can notice the same gods seated in the niche Re- Horakhty, deified Ramesses Amon-Re and Ptah.
The funeral chapel of the viceroy of Nubia, Pennut: Royal son of Kush under Ramesses ( twentieth dynasty ), Pennut who chose to be buried in Aniba, on the west bank facing Qasr His tomb comprises one room only.
Sailing to Ouadi es Seboua you will visit after lunch. Site of Wadi es-Sebuoa Special visit of its jewels saved from the waters. Accompanied by our guide, you will walk from one temple to the other between the lake and the desert to reach the temple of Dakka and admire the view. The temple of Wadi es-Sebuoa erected between the year 35 and the year 50 in the reign of Ramesses II isthe third hemispeos built by the pharaoh in Nubia. The temple of Amun ‘ The temple of Ramesses beloved of Amun in the Domain of Amun ‘ was used as a quay or resting place for the sacred boat during its descent of the Nile. The Arabs, inspired by the stone sphinxes with the body of a lion that guarded the central passageway baptized the place as Wadi es-Sebuoa, the valley of the lions.
The temple of Maharraqa : This Roman-built shrine or chapel is uncompleted. It was dedicated to the god Serapis and the goddess Isis. Serapis is a Greco-Alexandrian god whose cult was instituted at the end of the fourth century BC. Possessing attributes from Osiris and Zeus, he allows the syncretism ( union ) between Egyptian and Greek religions. The Egyptian goddess Isis is Serapis’s consort. Their son is named Harpocrates.
The temple of Dakka : This temple was dedicated to Thoth, divine intelligence, the master of sciences ( time and exactitude ) and the Lord of letters. This ‘ divine house ‘ is turned towards the north. This orientation as well as the low-reliefs of the Distant ‘ are a reference to the flooding and the power of the rising waters which are expected in Egypt.
Silling until sunset
Sunday-Sailing all day. Stop on a beach for the barbecue organized by our crew. Moment of pleasure feet in the water. Sailing until sunset.
Monday- Begin sailing to Korh Ingi Island before breakfast. Check-out before the visit. – Visit of the temple of Kalabsha built on the Greco-Roman model with regular columns and composite capitals. The walls are covered by low-relief carvings and numerous hieroglyphic texts. The important god Mandulis is depicted as a falcon-headed man, the god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. – The kiosk of Qertassi is part of the remains of an ancient tiny temple dedicated to Isis. It is probably contemporary with Trajan’s kiosk at Philae. Trajan was Roman emperor from 98 to 1 17 AD. Only four columns with composite capitals and two Hathor pillars remain. Today, at the top of a small hill, we can see it as it was on its original location. – North of the channel of Kalabsha, the small temple of Beit el-Wali was built at the time of Ramesses I. The entrance flanked by two towers leads to a courtyard then to a vestibule and a rock-cut sanctuary. 9 am, transfer to your hotel or airport in Aswan.