Thursday, 30 November 2017

CONFERENCE Luxor, 7th of December, 2017. 19,00 h Mummification Museum. Luxor.

Teresa Bedman has just published this on Facebook, a lecture at the Mummification Museum. I am so pleased.  Dr Francisco Martin-Valentin talking about Amen-hotep, Huy Tomb AT 28.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Local Life in Luxor

I just went out for a pottle on my mobility scooter in the village. First I went to the family to visit, it is so lovely when the kids see the scooter and run out yelling Jane, Jane. The date palm next to the house was being cut. They use these young branches to weave furniture, chairs, beds etc. The boy climbing the tree had no safety equipment. He just ran up there with a loop of loose rope which he would hitch up the trunk. Once up he dispensed with that and just hung on. I don’t look, it scares the willies out of me. Trundling along loads of people were saying hello, everyone seemed to be out. The weather is so pleasant. Just dropped below 30 and the nights are a bit chilly 15 now. In the sun it was quite warm.

I bought some peanuts, bananas, crisps and a drink. All without leaving my scooter, the shop keepers came out and served me. Only in Egypt.

Down at the Nile there is a medical clinic that is open, free to everyone, until Wednesday. It is sponsored by Vodaphone and from a private university hospital in 6th Oct a district of Cairo. I had a chat with one of the doctors. They are doing operations like hernias, c-sections, carpal tunnel for poor people. We had a chat about my back and he agreed, don’t let anyone touch your spine until you cant sit or are in continual pain.

They were also giving away free books for the childrem

Coming back a woman lowered a basket from her balcony to pass a dish to her friend, a traditional way of buying things from the street.  Although I love the history of Luxor it is also a joy to experience everyday life in the village

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Campaign to renovate Hassan Fathy Village in Luxor

UNESCO, the American University in Cairo and Luxor’s governor teamed up together to bring Hassan Fathy Village in Luxor to life again after years of destruction from erosion. 


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Last minute Christmas holidays

Last minute Christmas holidays at, stay in the heart of historic Luxor in a sunny apartment with views of the sites. We have vacancies for Christmas and there are direct flights from Heathrow to Luxor with EgyptAir.
Within a short distance of all the historic sites, Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamen, Karnak, Hatshepsut. Local life and culture and the option for catered meals in your flat with fabulous views.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Egypt tourism ministry increases incentives for international charter flights to several Egyptian cities

Egypt’s tourism ministry has approved an increase in incentives for charter airlines for every flight carrying a certain number of passengers on international flights coming to Luxor, Aswan, Marsa Matrouh, Taba, and Alamein, deputy tourism minister Adla Ragab told Al-Shorouk Tuesday. The minister said that the incentive has been increased to $3,000 from $2,000 per flight provided each plane is carrying a minimum number of passengers.
The announcement came on the sidelines of the international travel trade show World Travel Market in London, which is running until Wednesday.......

Monday, 6 November 2017

Valley of the Kings update

From Facebook, the guide Mohamed A Fahmy reports

Valley of the kings update:
Tutmosess III is closed from today for renovation
Ramesses III tomb is opened again
Photo/Video ticket is available at the kv tickets office

Thank you Mohamed 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Big discovery at the pyramids

'Big void' identified in Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza

It is not known why the cavity exists or indeed if it holds anything of value because it is not obviously accessible.
Japanese and French scientists made the announcement after two years of study at the famous pyramid complex.
They have been using a technique called muography, which can sense density changes inside large rock structures........................