EGYPT IS BACK On October 4th the green list and amber list countries merged to become ‘Rest of the World’ and Egypt is now on that list. The Foreign Office allows travel to the areas of Egypt that we visit. We are now looking forward to a very busy 2022. We would like to thank you […]
Dr Andrew Bednarski Reports On behalf of everyone at the Amarna Trust and the Amarna Project, I’d like to thank Ancient World Tours for its generous sponsorship of the July 17th fundraiser and study day. Thanks are also due to Dr. Chris Naunton, for his remarkable skill hosting the event, and to Prof. Barry J. […]
Once again Pyramid Explorer lived up to its name. Thanks to Colin Reader for taking us inside many pyramids, to Medhat Saad for guiding throughout, and to all Ministry of Antiquities Inspectors who accompanied us. A big thank you to Dr Ali Bek Elsilihdar for guiding us around the rarely visited sites of Abu Ghurob and Abu Sir. […]
The most recent AWT Missing Tombs Tour was lucky enough to be in Luxor the day of the press conference announcing the discovery of 30 coffins in a cache at Asasif. […]
This brand new tour was aimed at a look at the officials and artisans responsible for creating well-known monuments.
Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price had suggested the theme and planned to show our group some exciting new sites on our journey. […]
Most of us at some point have made the walk from Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir el-Bahri to the car park; some have even ventured in to the tombs of Pabasa, Ankhor and Kheruef. Few though have ever had the chance to enter the incredible Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Dynasty tombs of Asasif. […]
….Back to the cars and a drive across the desert to ‘Anubis Mountain’ and the Tomb of Senusret III cut into the hillside. An adventure for those with no worries of claustrophobia.We took the descending passage to the vaulted chambers before taking the robbers’ passage past the sarcophagus […]
The adventure began in Cairo where we were based at the luxury Mena House Hotel and we headed straight off to the Giza Plateau with the chance to enter pyramids , mastabas and of course the solar boat Museum.
We could not leave Cairo without a visit to the Egyptian
Dr Mustafa Waziri , Director General of Antiquities of Upper Egypt, gave the first talk. He was very positive and enthusiastic and gave us details of new finds, newly opened tombs, updates on conservation and forthcoming plans, including a proposal to have entry to the Open Air Museum and Karnak Temple as a single ticket. […]
A welcome return to Cairo for our AWT Pyramid Explorer group. Based at the luxury Mena House Hotel our guests were treated to spectacular site visits and special permits from the Ministry of Antiquities to visit areas closed to the general public. […]