السبت، 11 فبراير، 2012

Tours of Cairo and Egypt in Feb. and March 2012

Gates of Glory and Facades of Fame

A Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Ahmed Seddik

Friday, 17 February, 2012 at 6:34 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:

Ahmed Maher
Bab Zeweila
Mosque of Almuayyad Sheikh
Haret Al-Roum
Mosque of Alfakahany
Funerary Complex of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (a glimpse)
Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Hussein Mosque
Khan Jarkas el-Khalili
Haret Al Sanadyqyah
Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay Complex
Jawhar Al-Qaid
Bayn al-Qasrayn
Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh 'Ali al- Mutahhar
Al Maqases
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)
Darb Kormoz
Al Khoronfesh
Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel-Rahman Katkhuda (Ottoman)
The Mosque of al-Aqmar
Haret Al Sananeeri
Haret Al-Darb al-Asfar
Bayt Al-Suhaymi in Al-Darb al-Asfar
Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar
Amir Al Gyosh Al Goani
Darb Al Waraka
Bayn Al-Sayareg
Al-Hakim Bi-Amr-Allah Mosque
Bab Al Fotouh (Gate of Conquests)
Albanhawy
Bab Al Nasr (Gate of Victory)
Wekalat Qaitbey
El-Jashankir Mosque
Gamaliyya
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Ride with Your Guide at Giza Pyramids

Cheops
Khephren
Menkaure
The Great Sphinx
Mastaba Tombs
Panorama
Quarries

Saturday 18 February 2012

10 a.m.

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Tour of Luxor

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
Karnak Temple
Queen Hatshepsut
Museum of Luxor
Museum of Mummification

Ahmed Seddik

24 and 25 February

10 am
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Behind the Sun: Revolutionary Tour of Cairo

by Ahmed Seddik

Friday 2nd March 2012 at 2 p.m.

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

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Tour of the City of Rosetta

Saturday, 3 March 2012 at 8 a.m.

Fort Saint Julian: Home to the Rosetta Stone
Arabic Houses
Turkish Bath
Mosques
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Tour of Cairo Museum

The Locus of the Lost Lotus
Old Kingdom (Zoser, Sneferu, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, Sahure...)
The First Revolution
Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Napoleon of Ancient Egypt
Egypt's Dazzling Sun
Akhenatun, the Heretic King
The Boy King Tut
Ramses the Great
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
News Bulletins of Antiquity
Women in Ancient Egypt
Love Poetry
Animal Mummies

Friday, 9 March 2012 at 10 a.m.

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Shine from the Shrine: Tour of the City of the Dead (Al-Qarafa)

Saturday, 10 March, 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.
Sultan Ahmed St.
Mausoleum of Ahmed Hassanein, Author of the Lost Oases
Tomb of Narriman Sadek, Cinderella of the Nile, the Last Queen of Egypt
War Martyrs Tombs
Amir Kabir Qurqumas Complex
Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar
Mausoleum of Muhammed Talaat Harb, Egypt's Leading Economist
Tomb of Omar Makram, Revolutionist
Tomb of Noubar, First Prime Minister of Egypt
Mosque and Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq
Mausoleum of Al-Ashraf Barsbay
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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