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On 11/17/2019 at 11:22 AM, helmslady said:

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful information and beautiful photos which we have valued for our upcoming Oceania cruise in May 2020.  We are starting to make our touring plans and, after reading TripAdvisor and CC reviews such as yours,  Thank you again TLCOhio we really enjoy all you post and blog.

 

Appreciate these above comments and follow-ups.  Keep doing your research and advance planning.   From the London/UK Times Travel Section a week ago, they had this headline: “Tutankhamun’s treasures: a sneak preview of Cairo’s $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum” with these highlights: “Experts predict that the £940m museum — a replacement for the current 117-year-old Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square — will be a game-changer for Egyptology when it opens in October next year. It will be, it’s said, the largest archaeological museum in the world, its 120-acre site containing not only the museum, but 28 shops, 10 restaurants, outdoor landscaping and a hotel as well.  The museum will hold a third more artefacts than its predecessor: about 100,000 objects, including 20,000 finds that have never been seen before, 560 of those from Tutankhamun’s tomb.  The move has given experts the opportunity to examine Egypt’s panoply of treasures using modern scientific techniques.

 

Sounds like a great museum and world-class attraction!!  It will be in congested Cairo and it is not as handy to Luxor.  But, it adds to the "pull" for us considering going back to the Middle East and these historic areas.

 

Full story at:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tutankhamun-treasures-grand-egyptian-museum-cairo-225xzwdwn

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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For this holiday period, we have been traveling out west to my wife's family in Kansas.  We spent some time earlier in the week at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,  They now have a special exhibition titled "Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt".   Great, interesting history and background to tie-in with our touring a year ago at Luxor, visiting the Valley of the Kings, etc.

 

About her, here is how they summarized: "She was known as The One for Whom the Sun Shines. Discover the celebrated Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Experience the magnificence of royal palaces and tombs, including Nefertari’s burial chamber, considered one of the greatest artistic achievements in the Valley of the Queens. Explore the daily life of the village where tomb builders and artisans lived, worked and worshipped more than 3,000 years ago.  Drawn from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, the exhibition will bring together works that present the richness of life in ancient Egypt, focusing on the role of women—goddesses, queens, and commoners."

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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From this Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, below are some samples from a special exhibition titled "Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt". These 3000+ year old history/items brought back excellent memories from a year ago when we were in Luxor, touring the Valley of the Kings, etc.:

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From the Travel Section of the London/UK Telegraph today, they had this headline: “The 20 destinations you must visit in 2020” as their experts reveal the must-see places to put on your travel radar with these highlights for Egypt as a top potential with this summary "There’s nothing like the pizzazz of the Valley of the Kings" from writer Harriet O’Brien.  

 

Here are some details cited: The Tutankhamun exhibition, running until May at London’s Saatchi Gallery, offers a fix of wonder. Yet its exquisite statuettes and jewellery are mere tasters of the treasures and sights to be seen in Egypt. There’s nothing quite like the pizzazz of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, or the majesty of the Great Sphinx of Giza. And then there’s all the natural glory, from dreamy views on a Nile cruise to vibrant coral in the Red Sea.  A star-studded remake of Death on the Nile (with director Kenneth Branagh playing Poirot) will encapsulate the glam nostalgia of the country’s river cruises when it is released in October. The world’s largest archaeological museum, the Grand Egyptian Museum on the Giza Plateau, will open in autumn, housing some 100,000 objects, from Tutankhamun’s gold-plated coffin to a gigantic statue of Ramesses II dominating the atrium.   Direct flights from the UK to Sharm el-Sheikh have resumed after four years: the Red Sea resort is accessible from Gatwick and Birmingham, with services from other airports on the way.

 

Full story at:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/20-destinations-for-2020/

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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We just booked a Safaga/Luxor with Ramses Tours for March 2021.  We certainly have had prompt responses from Haitham MasoudEvery email query (and I sent several) was answered within 24 hours. 

We are confirmed for the two day tour and are really looking forward to our time in Egypt with Ramses Tours.

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On 5/9/2020 at 10:07 AM, SeaGal said:

We just booked a Safaga/Luxor with Ramses Tours for March 2021.  We certainly have had prompt responses from Haitham MasoudEvery email query (and I sent several) was answered within 24 hours. We are confirmed for the two day tour and are really looking forward to our time in Egypt with Ramses Tours.

 

Good luck with your March 2021 planning and trip.  Given the current virus situation, much is unclear as to when and how things will open back up for such air and world travel.  Be sure to check and consider doing the special evening light and sound program at Karnak.  We super loved that experience as detailed on the previous page of this thread.  Don't be shy with any and ALL questions. 

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

 

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We are currently arranging a small group tour to Luxor with Ramses Tours  in November 2021.  Haitham Masoud is helpful and quick to reply to my emails.  We only have one day so want to make the most of it.  The information on this thread is amazing.  Now we must decide whether we want to visit King Tut's tomb, or spend the time elsewhere.  My husband and I were in Luxor in 1989, 30 years ago and we saw King Tut's tomb then.  We have also seen King Tut's exhibition in Chicago and Tampa.  So we wonder what else there is to see.  Is there something new and recently discovered?  Appreciate all thoughts of what to do and what not to do.  Thanks!

 

  

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