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Gravity always wins …

Gravity always wins …

As visitors to Egypt have long already noticed, the Ancient Egyptians seem to be ageless. The pictures that line their tombs rarely show a line marring a youthful face, or a grey hair ... ...
Honey – sweetening life throughout history

Honey – sweetening life throughout history

Although honey was in use as a sweetener from earliest times in Ancient Egypt. portrayals of bee-keeping and collecting honey are rare. However, one of these scarce depictions can be seen in the Tomb of Pabasa in West Thebes (Luxor). ...
Stop – it’s Ramadan!  Part Three: Fasting Turns Into Feasting

Stop – it’s Ramadan! Part Three: Fasting Turns Into Feasting

A wonderful thing you see on the streets here at breakfast time during Ramadan are rows of tables set out every day, for people to come and eat their break-fast or ‘iftar’. Everyone can just go and join a table, and people eat together for free – all is donated by the businesses hosting this. ...
Stop – it’s Ramadan!  Part Two: Fasting For The Poor

Stop – it’s Ramadan! Part Two: Fasting For The Poor

Ramadan was ordained in the Koran and as such, is a duty for every Muslim who is old enough and healthy enough. Some people are exempt from fasting: for example, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with illnesses like diabetes that do not allow fasting, etc. ...
Stop – it’s Ramadan!  Part One: Fasting and Family

Stop – it’s Ramadan! Part One: Fasting and Family

One of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar is the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it has a huge impact on all of society. Working hours and opening times of shops and sites are adjusted, and families and communities draw together in fasting and feasting. ...
Bedew your body with that which is innermost in the Sea of Truth

Bedew your body with that which is innermost in the Sea of Truth

Alcohol in the workplace? In ancient Egypt? Incredible! Or is it? ...
Drama on the Nile

Drama on the Nile

Our gaze falls on a nymph encased in a glass coffin, secluded from view in a grotto. This is the resting-place of Isadora ... ...
The Place of the Dead – Zawjet el-Meitin (Saujet el-Meitin, زاوية الميتين)

The Place of the Dead – Zawjet el-Meitin (Saujet el-Meitin, زاوية الميتين)

This fascinating “place of the dead” is necropolis and also a cradle of life and vitality. ...
Art on the River

Art on the River

On our Dahabeeya Abundance, we like to immerse our guests in beauty and style as they enjoy the luxury only a voyage on a dahabeeya can give. One of the ways we love to do this is by displaying original ...
El-Minia – Hollywood at the Nile

El-Minia – Hollywood at the Nile

El Minya is an El Dorado for archaeologists and archaeology fans, just a short distance from some of Egypt’s most stunning highlights ...