الخميس، 12 يناير، 2012

January and Feb. 2012 Tours and Talks

Tour of the Egyptian Museum,
From the Dawn of History to the Final Flickering of the Pharaohs' Civilization

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
Mosque of Alfakahany
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

Khufu (Greek: Cheops)
Khafre (Greek: Chephren)
Menkaure (Greek: Mykerinus)
The Sphinx

14 January

Saturday

at 2 p.m

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Benjamin Franklin

Lecture by Ahmed Seddik

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 at 17:00

Zamalek
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Walking Tour of Zamalek, the Garden of Plants

Thursday, 19 January at 4 pm

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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

Mix of monuments and nature

Saturday, 21 January, 12 pm

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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Behind the Sun: Revolutionary Tour of Cairo

by Ahmed Seddik

Wednesday, 25th January 2012 at 6:49 AM (Sunrise)

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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Making El Fayoum Bloom
Tour of Fayoum, the Garden of Egypt

The sites that we are planning to explore:

The Graeco-Roman City of Karanis (Kom Oshim)
Quick visit of Fayoum Museum (most likely closed)
The Village of Tunis, the St Ives of Egypt
Medinet El-Fayoum, the Venice of Egypt
Lake Qarun (the Birka)
The Water Wheels

Friday, 27th January, at 7 am

Ahmed Seddik
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Tour of Minya, the Bride of Upper Egypt

28 January, 2012

at 7 a.m.
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Arabic Grammar Circle

Ahmed Seddik

1st February 2012

at 7 p.m.

Zamalek
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Guided Tour of Saqqara Pyramids and Tombs

“Let Stone Set the Tone”

Friday, 3 February, 2012

at 10 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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Gates of Glory and Facades of Fame

A Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Ahmed Seddik

Saturday, 4 February, 2012 at 6:44 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
Mosque of Alfakahany
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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Walking Tour of the City of the Dead (Al-Qarafa)

Friday, 10 February, 2012 at 10 a.m

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

We will be able to label the fabled vast necropolis and feast our eyes
on monuments glorious from the City Victorious:

Mamelukes St.
Mausoleum of Ahmed Hassanein, Author of the Lost Oases
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
Mosque and Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq
Mausoleum of Al-Ashraf Barsbay
Amir Kabir Qurqumas Complex
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
Tomb of Emir Tashtimur
Japanese Tomb
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Close Reading of Arabic Classics

Ahmed Seddik

Sunday 11 February 2012

at 7 p.m

Zamalek
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Mount Sinai & Saint Catherine Tour

Friday & Saturday 17  & 18 February 2012

8:00 a.m.

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