In the footsteps of Dorothy Eady
Join me on a trip to see the Depictions of Cleopatra VI on dendera walls ( good examples Ptolemaic Egyptian art ). One depicts Cleopatra and her son, Caesarion, fathered by Julius Caesar. Then continue your tour to visit Abydos.
Abydos has been used as a burial site and sacred site since predynastic history. It was originally sacred to the jackal-headed god Wepwawet, who "opened the way" to the realm of the dead. Anhur appeared in the XI Dynasty at Abydos; Anubis rose to importance in the Middle Kingdom then vanished in the XVIII Dynasty.
The worship of Osiris in his various forms appeared at Abydos in the XXII Dynasty and became increasingly important, until the entire site was considered sacred primarily to him by the XIX Dynasty.
Pick up from your hotel in Luxor to discover the ancient sites. First, visit Abydos, where the ancient Egyptian believed the Lord of the underworld was buried. The temple was built by King Seti I, and completed by King Ramsess II, known as the temple of Seti I. It is located in Abydos city about 420 km to the south of Cairo in Sohag Government, and 135 km from Luxor. It takes about 3 hours to drive. The paintings of the Gods and Pharaohs on the walls of the Osiris Temple at Abydos are among the most beautifully preserved in Egypt. Today, Abydos is a large archaeological site in northern Upper Egypt, often visited in conjunction with nearby Dendera. Today the pilgrims are New Age devotees following the footsteps of Dorothy Eady (d. 1981), who believed herself to be the reincarnation of an Abydos temple priestess. Then continue to Dendera to visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy. The temple is located in Dendera which is situated at the north of Luxor, 60 km from Luxor
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 10 hours
Please Note *My colleagues will help me in making the paperwork, getting permissions, police convoys, others will help in the airports to meet and assist the customers or in picking up and dropping off in some places such as the dinner cruises, the sound and light shows or the ballooning trip in Luxor etc *I can't turn off my cell phone during the tour because diffidently I will receive phone calls from the authorities
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe coach. We use big cars with enough space for more than 6 people.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
250 egyptian pounds - Entrance tickets.
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Hamada was excellent, 5 out of 5, his content to a pair of non-Egyptologists was very good, we were not overwhelmed with detail, and were given time to take photos and wonder at our leasure. Well done, an excellent day trip, recommended to everyone'.