الاثنين، 2 يناير، 2012

January 2012 Tours and Talks

Walking Tour of the City of the Dead

Friday, 6 January, 2012 at 10 a.m

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




Some of the highlights in the City of the Dead:

Tomb of Narriman Sadek, Cinderella of the Nile, the Last Queen of Egypt
Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar
Mausoleum of Muhammed Talaat Harb, Egypt's Leading Economist
Tomb of Omar Makram, Revolutionist
Tomb of René Jean Marie Joseph Guénon, French Author and Intellectual
Mausoleum of Khedive Muhammed Tewfik Pasha
Tomb of Professor Ali Moustafa Mosharafa Pasha, Egyptian Theoretical Physicist
Complex of Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay
Chinese Tomb
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Revolutionary Tour of Cairo

by Ahmed Seddik

Saturday, 7th January 2012 at 1 p.m.

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

Monday, 9 January 2012

at 6:00 p.m.

Chocolate and Apples Served

Free Admission

Sawy Culturewheel, Word Hall
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Guided Tour of Saqqara Pyramids and Tombs

“Let Stone Set the Tone”

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

at 10:00 a.m.

www.AhmedSeddik.com

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

Monuments we are likely to see and/or explore:

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 Mereruka
Tomb of Kagemni
Pyramid of Unas
Pyramid of Teti
Tomb of Ti

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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Close Reading of Arabic Classics

Ahmed Seddik

Wednesday 11 January 2012

at 7 p.m

Zamalek
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Tour of the Egyptian Museum

13 January

Friday

at 1 p.m.


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Gates of Glory and Facades of Fame

A Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Ahmed Seddik

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 6:52 AM (Sunrise)

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com


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.

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

Bab Zeweila
Mosque of Almuayyad Sheikh
Complex of Sultan Qansuah al-Ghuri
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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Ride with Your Guide: Giza Pyramids

14 January

Saturday

at 2 p.m

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Benjamin Franklin

Lecture by Ahmed Seddik

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 at 17:00
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Guided Tour of Alexandria, the Capital of Memory

In the Footsteps of the Pharaohs of Pharos

By Ahmed Seddik

Friday, 20 January · 07:00 a.m.

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

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

Saturday, 21 January, 12 pm

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
 
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