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Nile Cruises Tours :
Kom Ombo - the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris
For packages itinerary and rates click at : http://nile-cruises.org/
Egypt Nile Cruises Packages & Tours between Luxor & Aswan are amazing experience to add to your Egypt Tour . Summit Tours Offers the best Nile Cruises packages & Tours on board the top cruises sail & cruise the River Nile . Our rates are out of competition and include sightseeing, guiding, transfers, and on Full Board Basis with daily evening animation. Have a wonderful Nile Cruise with Summit Tours . Select from the following Nile Cruises packages and tours :
* Nile Cruises Tours : Program 01 (STNC01) : 03 Nights 04 Days From Luxor (every Saturday) : http://nile-cruises.org/3-Nights-4-Days-Nile-Cruises-Packag
* Nile Cruises Tours : Program 02 (STNC02) : 04 Nights 05 Days From Luxor (every Saturday & Monday) : http://nile-cruises.org/4-Nights-5-Days-Nile-Cruises-Packag
* Nile Cruises Tours : Program 03 (STNC03) : 03 Nights 04 Days From Aswan (every Wednesday & Friday) : http://nile-cruises.org/3-Nights-4-Days-Nile-Cruises-Packag

* Nile Cruises Tours : Program 04 (STNC04) : 04 Nights 05 Days From Aswan (every Tuesday) : http://nile-cruises.org/4-Nights-5-Days-Nile-Cruises-Packag

* Nile Cruises Tours Program 05 (STNC05) : 07 Nights 08 Days From Luxor (every Saturday & Monday) : http://nile-cruises.org/7-Nights-8-Days-Nile-Cruises-Packag

* Nile Cruises Tours : Program 06 (STNC06) : 06 Nights 07 Days From Aswan (every Wednesday) : http://nile-cruises.org/6-Nights-7-Days-Nile-Cruises-Packag
* Click Here For Long Nile Cruises Programs from Cairo to Luxor & Aswan : http://nile-cruises.org/Long-Nile-Cruises.htm
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Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :http://www.summittoursegypt.com/ 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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Catacombs and Pompeys Pillar Tour : Alexandria Tours :
USA Boston University Group
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://www.egyptdaytrips.com/
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://summittoursegypt.com/excursion...
* The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (meaning "Mound of Shards") is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandria, Egypt and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences. Due to the time period, many of the features of the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa merge Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultural points; some statues are Egyptian in style, yet bear Roman clothes and hair style whilst other features share a similar style. A circular staircase, which was often used to transport deceased bodies down the middle of it, leads down into the tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emperors (2nd century AD). The facility was then used as a burial chamber from the 2nd century to the 4th century, before being rediscovered in 1900 when a donkey accidentally fell into the access shaft. To date, three sarcophagi have been found, along with other human and animal remains which were added later. It is believed that the catacombs were only intended for a single family, but it is unclear why the site was expanded in order to house numerous other individuals.
One of the more gruesome features of the catacombs is the so-called Hall of Caracalla. According to tradition, this is a mass burial chamber for the humans and animals massacred by order of the emperor Caracalla in 215 AD.
* Pompey's Pillar is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Egypt, and the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople.The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums,it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected.
The monolithic column shaft measures 20.46 m in height with a diameter of 2.71 m at its base. The weight of the single piece of red Aswan granite is estimated at 285 t. The column is 26.85 m high including its base and capital.Other authors give slightly deviating dimensions.
Erroneously dated to the time of Pompey, the Corinthian column was actually built in 297 AD, commemorating the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrinian revolt.
In early 1803, Commander John Shortland of HMS Pandour flew a kite over Pompey's Pillar. This enabled him to get ropes over it, and then a rope ladder. On February 2, he and John White, Pandour‍ 's Master, climbed it. When they got to the top they displayed the Union Flag, drank a toast to King George III, and gave three cheers. Four days later they climbed the pillar again, erected a staff, fixed a weather vane, ate a beef steak, and again toasted the king
***Alexandria Over Day Trip From Cairo :
Meet with your tour leader & Tour Guide to start Alexandria sightseeing visiting: The Catacombs, The Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria Library, View Alexandria Cornish & The Citadel of QaitBay .
Program includes :
- Pick Up & Return Transfers from and back to your Hotel in Cairo.
- Egyptology Guide of any requested Language.
- Entrance Fees To : Cata Compass , Alexandria Library and the Citadel of QaitBay .
- All Transportations Needed during the tour.
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :http://www.summittoursegypt.com/ 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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Luxor Tours - East Bank Tours - Karnak Temple Tours
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://luxortours.net/
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Karnak describes a vast conglomerate of ruined temples, chapels and other buildings of various dates. The name Karnak comes from the nearby village of el-Karnak. Whereas Luxor to the south was Ipet-rsyt, Karnak was ancient Ipet-isut, perhaps the most select of Places. Theban kings and the god Amun came to prominence at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. From that time, the temples of Karnak were built, enlarged, torn down, added to, and restored for more than 2000 years.
The ancient Egyptians considered Ipet-Isut as the place of the majestic rising of the first time, where Amun-Ra made the first mound of earth rise from Nun. At Karnak, the high priests recognized a king as the beloved son of Amun, king of all the gods. The coronation and jubilees were also held here. Staffed by more than 80,000 people under Ramesses III, the temple was also the administrative center of enormous holdings of agricultural land.
The largest and most important group in the site is the central enclosure, the Great Temple of Amun proper. The layout of the Great Temple consists of a series of pylons of various dates. The earliest are Pylons IV and V, built by Tutmosis I, and from then on the temple was enlarged by building in a westerly and southerly direction. Courts or halls run between the pylons, leading to the main sanctuary.
The temple is built along two axes, with a number of smaller temples and chapels and a sacred lake. The northern enclosure belongs to Montu, the original god of the Theban area, while the enclosure of Mut lies to the south and is connected with Amun’s precinct by an alley of ram-headed sphinxes. An avenue bordered by sphinxes linked Karnak with the Luxor temple, and canals connected the temples of Amun and Montu with the Nile.
Read More Click at : http://summittoursegypt.com/historica...
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :www.summittoursegypt.com 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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Luxor Tours - The Valley of the Kings - King Tut Tomb
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://luxortours.net/
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://summittoursegypt.com/
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.
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.
Read More at : http://summittoursegypt.com/historica...
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :www.summittoursegypt.com 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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The Citadel of Qaitbay Tour : Alexandria Tours :
USA Boston University Group
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://www.egyptdaytrips.com/
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://summittoursegypt.com/excursion...
* The Citadel of Qaitbay (or the Fort of Qaitbay) (Arabic: قلعة قايتباي) is a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD (882 AH) by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay. The Citadel is situated on the eastern side of the northern tip of Pharos Island at the mouth of the Eastern Harbour
* The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century AD
* Alexandria Over Day Trip From Cairo :
Meet with your tour leader & Tour Guide to start Alexandria sightseeing visiting: The Catacombs, The Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria Library, View Alexandria Cornish & The Citadel of QaitBay .
Program includes :
- Pick Up & Return Transfers from and back to your Hotel in Cairo.
- Egyptology Guide of any requested Language.
- Entrance Fees To : Cata Compass , Alexandria Library and the Citadel of QaitBay .
- All Transportations Needed during the tour.
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :http://www.summittoursegypt.com/ 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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The Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids and Sphinx
For Details and Itinerary click at : http://summittoursegypt.com/dailytour...
* The Lazer Show at The Pyramids and Sphinx : 
A drive by car to the Pyramids area to attend the Light & Sound show. This show relies on changeable lighting, sound effects, moving music and finally, a dramatic narration of the history of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :http://www.summittoursegypt.com/ 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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Cairo Tours - The Citadel , Mohamed Ali and Sultan Hassan Mosque : 
For Details and Tours Click at : http://cairotours.net/
One of Cairo's most popular tourist attractions is The Citadel, located on a spur of limestone that had been detached from its parent Moqattam Hills by quarrying. The Citadel began it's life not as a great military base of operations, but as the "Dome of the Wind", a pavilion created in 810 by Hatim Ibn Hartama, who was then governor. These early governors, not realizing it strategic importance, simply used the pavilion for its view of Cairo. In 1176, Salah ad-Din fortified the area to protect it against attacks by the Crusaders, and since then, it has never been without a military garrison.
In 1218 Sultan al-Kamil, Salah ad-Din's nephew moved his residence to The Citadel, and until the consturction of the Abdin Palace in the mid-19th century, it was the seat of government for the Country of Egypt.
Most of the fortification's enterior were built after Salah ad-Din's rule, being added to by almost every invader including the British, some of whom destroyed much of what existed before them. Al Nasir Muhammad leveled most of Salah al-Din's buildings and later Muhamad Ali did the same to the Mamluk structures.
The Citadel actually consists of three main sections, surrounded by their own walls with towers and gates. These consist of the Lower Enclosure (El-Azab), the Northern Enclosure (El-Ankishariya) and the Southern Enclosure which is The Citadel proper (El-Qal'a). The two main gates are on the north (Bab el-Gadid) and south (Bab el-Gabal). Particularly when viewed from the back side (from the north), The Citadel reveals a very medieval character.
Read More at : http://summittoursegypt.com/historicalinfo3.htm#32
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :www.summittoursegypt.com 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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The Egyptian Museum Tour : 
For Details Click at : http://cairotours.net/
The Egyptian museum was first built in Boulak. In 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building. The Egyptian museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902. It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies.
The Museum also comprises a photography section and a large library. The Egyptian museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order
The first section houses Tutankhamon’s treasures.
The second section houses the pre-dynasty and the Old Kingdom monuments.
The third section houses the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom monuments.
The forth section houses the monuments of the Modern Kingdom.
The fifth section houses the monuments of the late period and the Greek and Roman periods.
The sixth section houses coins and papyrus.
The seventh section houses sarcophagi and scrabs.
A hall for the royal mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
More than a million and half tourists visit the museum annually, in addition to half a million Egyptians
Read More at : http://summittoursegypt.com/historicalinfo3.htm#31
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :www.summittoursegypt.com 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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Cairo Tours : The Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo Tour
For Details Click at : http://cairotours.net/
A visit to The Egyptian museum to see the fabulous treasures of Acient Egypt, also the famous golden collection of Tut Ankh Amon. Then a visit to The Citadel of Mohammed Ali to explore the Islamic art.
* The Egyptian museum :
The Egyptian museum was first built in Boulak. In 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building. The Egyptian museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902. It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies.
The Museum also comprises a photography section and a large library. The Egyptian museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order
The first section houses Tutankhamon’s treasures.
The second section houses the pre-dynasty and the Old Kingdom monuments.
The third section houses the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom monuments.
The forth section houses the monuments of the Modern Kingdom.
The fifth section houses the monuments of the late period and the Greek and Roman periods.
The sixth section houses coins and papyrus.
The seventh section houses sarcophagi and scrabs.
A hall for the royal mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
More than a million and half tourists visit the museum annually, in addition to half a million Egyptians /
Read More at : http://summittoursegypt.com/historicalinfo3.htm#31
* The Citadel
One of Cairo's most popular tourist attractions is The Citadel, located on a spur of limestone that had been detached from its parent Moqattam Hills by quarrying. The Citadel began it's life not as a great military base of operations, but as the "Dome of the Wind", a pavilion created in 810 by Hatim Ibn Hartama, who was then governor. These early governors, not realizing it strategic importance, simply used the pavilion for its view of Cairo. In 1176, Salah ad-Din fortified the area to protect it against attacks by the Crusaders, and since then, it has never been without a military garrison.
In 1218 Sultan al-Kamil, Salah ad-Din's nephew moved his residence to The Citadel, and until the consturction of the Abdin Palace in the mid-19th century, it was the seat of government for the Country of Egypt.
Most of the fortification's enterior were built after Salah ad-Din's rule, being added to by almost every invader including the British, some of whom destroyed much of what existed before them. Al Nasir Muhammad leveled most of Salah al-Din's buildings and later Muhamad Ali did the same to the Mamluk structures.
The Citadel actually consists of three main sections, surrounded by their own walls with towers and gates. These consist of the Lower Enclosure (El-Azab), the Northern Enclosure (El-Ankishariya) and the Southern Enclosure which is The Citadel proper (El-Qal'a). The two main gates are on the north (Bab el-Gadid) and south (Bab el-Gabal). Particularly when viewed from the back side (from the north), The Citadel reveals a very medieval character . 
Read More at : 
http://summittoursegypt.com/historicalinfo3.htm#32
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :www.summittoursegypt.com 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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The Great Pyramids and Sphinx Tour
For Details and Itinerary Click at : http://cairotours.net/
Read More at : 
http://www.summittoursegypt.com/historicalinfo3.htm#30
* How the Great Pyramid was built is a question that may never be answered. Herodotus said that it would have taken 30 years and 100,000 slaves to have built it. Another theory is that it was built by peasants who were unable to work the land while the Nile flooded between July and November. They may have been paid with food for their labor. The flooded waters would have also aided in the moving of the casing stones. These stones were brought from Aswan and Tura and the water would have brought the stones right to the pyramid. This pyramid is thought to have been built between 2589 - 2566 BC. It would have taken over 2,300,000 blocks of stone with an average weight of 2.5 tons each. The total weight would have been 6,000,000 tons and a height of 482 feet (140m). It is the largest and the oldest of the Pyramids of Giza
* Chephren is the son and successor of Khufu and Hensuten. Khufu's other son and also successor, Ra'djedef, started constructing his own pyramid at Abu Rawash, which is north of Giza. Chephren's pyramid is designed more modestly than Khufu's. The Chephren pyramid originally was 10 feet (3m) shorter and 48 feet (14.6m) more narrow at the base. The estimated weight of all the stones in the pyramid is 4,880,000 tons. Because it is built higher on the plateau, it looks taller from most angles than Khufu's pyramid. The slope of the angles is higher, 53 degrees compared to Khufu's 51 degrees.
* The Pyramid of Menkaure' (Mycerinus) is the smallest of the three Pyramids of Giza and shows the beginning of the decline in workmanship in the Egyptian pyramid building. The attention to detail is not as it is on the earlier pyramid.
Read More at : http://www.summittoursegypt.com/historicalinfo3.htm#30
Tour the Great Pyramids and Sphinx , The Stepped Pyramids of Sakkara and Memphis - Dahshur Red and Bent Pyramids
For Details Click at : http://cairotours.net/
Tour the Pyramids - one of the seven wonders of the world - which were built as the royal tombs for the three kings (Cheops - Chephren - Mycerinus). Then a visit to the magnificent Sphinx; the guard of the royal tombs.
Continue to visit The Stepped Pyramids of Sakkara and Memphis - Dahshur Red and Bent Pyramids . Visit our site for more options and Egypt tours.
Summit Tours
Al Obour City - Al Hay Al Awal 
Mahalya A5 - Villa Number 20 - cairo - Egypt - 11828
Tel. : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 921 ( 5 lines ). Fax : ( 002 - 02 ) 447 88 920 
WebSite :http://www.summittoursegypt.com/ 
Email: sales@summittoursegypt.com
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