الأربعاء، 26 أكتوبر، 2011

Tours and Lectures: Ancient and Modern


Ahmed Seddik Tours and Lectures

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A Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo*

Friday, 28 October · 10:00 - 13:00

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69


an encyclopedic tour of Egyptian history, art, religion, language and architecture.*


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An Idyllic Tour of Gezirit el-Dahab, the Gold Island

Friday, 04 November, 9 am

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

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A Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Saturday, 5 November, 2011 at 10:00 a.m

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

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Felucca Ride with the Guide

5 p.m.  November, 5th

Ahmed Seddik

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Tuesday, 8th November, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69



In this beautiful tour of words and deeds, history and architecture
are elegantly braided together. Travel back in time to the splendid
sights and sounds of historic Cairo, the fabled bridge between ancient
Egypt and modern Egypt.

In this tour, I shall prove that there exists an architectural
historian technique whereby history can be interpreted through
architecture. Behold! Seddik technique is unique.

"Travel. Set out and head for pastures new. Life tastes richer when
you've rode warm feet. No water that stagnates is fit to drink, for
only that which flows is truly sweet ...." - Ibn Battuta

"behind the gates of glory and facades of fame lie unique stories of
rise and fall that teach us to never give in, in nothing great or
small, in the march of history against the juggernaut of time. When
domes dominate a relief of belief reveals the architecture of history
in the history of architecture through abodes beyond the boundaries of
death.

The minarets dot the I's and cross the T's of architecture, furnishing
a Rosetta Stone to untangle the web of history. The palaces of
startling elegance provide visual biographies highlighting the
salience of sailing in the sea of history and granting us a passport
to the past.

Ahmed Seddik

List of what we might or might not see during our tour:

Al-Azhar Mosque
Funerary Complex of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (a glimpse)
Al-Hussein Mosque
Khan Jarkas el-Khalili
Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay Complex
Jawhar Al-Qaid 
Bayn al-Qasrayn
Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh 'Ali al- Mutahhar
Madrasa and Mausoleum of al-Malik al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub
Al-Zahir Beibars
The Qalawun complex
Bait El Kadi (House of the Judge)
Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala'un Madrasa and Mausoleum
Sabil-Kuttab Mohamed Ali
Sultan al-Zahir Barquq Funerary Complex
Egyptian Textile Museum (just make a brief mention of)
Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel-Rahman Katkhuda (Ottoman)
The Mosque of al-Aqmar
Al-Darb al-Asfar
Bayt Al-Suhaymi in Al-Darb al-Asfar
Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar
Al-Hakim Bi-Amr-Allah Mosque
Bab Al Fotouh (Gate of Conquests)
Bab Al Nasr (Gate of Victory)


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Arabic Grammar Circle

Run by Ahmed Seddik

November 8th, at  8 p.m, Zamalek

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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A Guided Tour of Alexandria, the Capital of Memory
In the Footsteps of the Pharaohs of Pharos

By Ahmed Seddik

11 ----- 11 ---- 2011

Friday, 11 November · 07:00 - 20:00

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69


We will be visiting:

The Odeon at Kom el-Dikka
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
The Ancient Daughter Library at the so-called Pompey's Pillar
The Fort of the Circassian Mamluk Sultan Al Ashraf Seif El Deen Qaitbey
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com


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Tour of the Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun and the Gayer-Anderson Museum

By Professor Tarek Swelim and Ahmed Seddik

November 12th   @10:00 a.m

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69 or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com


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Political Tour of Cairo, From Evolution to Revolution

by Ahmed Seddik

Sunday, November 13th, at 4:30 p.m.


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Ride with Your Guide

Tuesday, 15 November, Sunset

Around Giza Pyramids on Camel

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Tour of Wadi Natrun

By Ahmed Seddik,www.AhmedSeddik.com

Friday, 18 November, 8 am

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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"Let Stone Set the Tone"

A Guided Tour of Saqqara Pyramids and Tombs

www.AhmedSeddik.com

9 a.m.   the 19th of November


Monuments we are likely to see and/or explore:

Tomb of Horemheb, the General of King Tut
Tomb of Maya, the Treasurer of King Tut
The Valley Temple of King Unas
The Step Pyramid Complex
The Oldest Museum Label
The Philosophers' Circle
The Museum of Imhotep
The Pyramid of Userkaf
Tomb of Kagemni
Pyramid of Unas
Pyramid of Teti
Tomb of Ti


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Arabic Grammar Circle

Run by Ahmed Seddik

Tuesday, 22 November  8 p.m

Zamalek

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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A Tale of Three Apples

Lecture by Ahmed Seddik

Wednesday, 23 November · 6 p.m

El Sawy Culturewheel, Word Hall



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Tour of Minya

Ahmed Seddik

Friday, 25 November at 6 a.m

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King Tut: At First I Could See Nothing

Lecture by Ahmed Seddik

Marking the anniversary of the greatest archeological discovery of all time

26th November at 5 p.m. at Four Seasons

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

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Walking Tour of Zamalek, the Garden of Plants

By Ahmed Seddik

Tuesday, 29 November - 5 p.m

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

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Making El Fayoum Bloom, Tour of El Fayoum, the Garden of Egypt

Friday, 2nd December at 7 a.m


For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com


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