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Nefer Abu on fri 12 nov 10

The Heritage of the Americas Museum=3D20


Experience Ancient Egypt and Live the Dream

This small group of travelers will view exquisite art designed to work =3D
magic, to guide mortals in the afterlife, and to stir souls with its =3D
beauty. The special tour of Egypt is scheduled for February 12 =3D
=3DE2=3D80=3D93 27, 2011. Now YOU too - can Live the Dream.

From Cairo to Abu Simbel, the group will discover 5,000 years of =3D
Egyptian life and death along the Eternal Nile while visiting the =3D
magnificent treasures of Tutankhamon, the royal mummies and so much =3D
more. They=3DE2=3D80=3D99ll experience the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Gi=
za, =3D
the pyramids at Dahshur and Saqqara, the ancient tombs at Thebes, the =3D
tomb of Tutankhamon and others in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. =3D
They will visit the immense temples at Luxor and Karnak and those at Abu =
Simbel built by Ramesses the Great to dominate Nubia.

With your tour leader, Ron Fellows, CM, associate director emeritus of =3D
the Heritage of the Americas Museum and member of the International =3D
Association of Egyptologists, we will drive from Cairo through middle =3D
Egypt to Akhetaten (the Horizon of the Aten), the rarely visited site of =
king Akhenaten=3DE2=3D80=3D99s sacred city, now called El Amarna - and to t=
he =3D
tomb of the =3DE2=3D80=3D9Cheretic=3DE2=3D80=3D9D king, Akhenaten himself -=
and =3D
other tombs and sites along the way.=3D20

We will experience those rarely visited sites missed by other groups: =3D
the temple at Abydos, with the famous King List and the Osireion, =3D
believed to be a cenotaph for the god Osiris, and by some, the entrance =3D
to the underworld. Then there is the temple at Dendera, with the =3D
astrological ceiling and wall scenes of priests ascending to the roof =3D
for the Festival of the New Year. We=3DE2=3D80=3D99ll also be delighted by =
the =3D
beautiful artwork in the private tombs at Qurna, Aswan and El Kab. Oh, =3D
yes, there is an afternoon of sailing with dinner aboard the historic =3D
dahabeya the NeferuRa.=3D20

But there=3DE2=3D80=3D99s more =3DE2=3D80=3D94 for the pictorial itinerary =
of our 16 =3D
day tour of Egypt or to reserve your place, see our Web site at =3D and also read the hieroglyph names =
of kings and gods. Questions? Email:

Imagine my excitement as I stood on a low level three ton block of stone =
and touched the Great Pyramid. My heart raced and I felt tears running =3D
down my cheeks. I will treasure these moments for a lifetime. Donna =3D
O=3DE2=3D80=3D99Donnell =

=3DE2=3D80=3DA6going inside the Red Pyramid at Dahshur =3DE2=3D80=3D93 a si=
ght and =3D
feeling I=3DE2=3D80=3D99ll never forget. Yes, I went to Egypt to see the =
pyramids, but I left loving the Egyptian people. Linda Carr=3D20

We found Egypt to be one of the most beautiful, enchanting, magical =3D
places we have ever been to =3DE2=3D80=3D93 which is something to say, havi=
ng =3D
been to more than 50 countries. Dr. Mathew Perry=3D20