الاثنين، 22 أكتوبر، 2012

Tours: Cairo, Minya, Alexandria

Sunrise Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Gates of Glory and Façades of Fame*

AhmedSeddik.com

Friday, 26 October, 2012
at 06:00 AM

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
scents, sights and sounds of historic Cairo, the fabled bridge between
ancient Egypt and modern Egypt. This is the story of the rise and fall
of the Islamic Empire.

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 façades 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:

Al Sioufiyya
Al Khiyamiyya
The Mosque of Salih Tala'i
Ahmed Maher
El-Darb El-Gadid
Bab Zeweila
Mosque of Almuayyad Sheikh
Wekalat Nafisa Albayda
Haret Al-Zahabi
Haret Al-Roum
Haret Al-Aqqadeya
Mosque of Alfakahany
Al-Kahkiyeen
Funerary Complex of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (a glimpse)
Al-Azhar Mosque
The Mosque of Muhammed Bek Abu El-Dahab
Al-Hussein Mosque
Khan Jarkas el-Khalili
Haret Al Sanadyqyah (Boxmakers)
Alhamzawi Al-Saghir
Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay Complex
Jawhar Al-Qaid (Commander of the Army)
Bayn al-Qasrayn (Palace Walk of Naguib Mahfouz)
Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh 'Ali al- Mutahhar
Al Maqases
Sekket Al-Badistan
Al Westani
Al Bab Al Thaleth
Haret Al Saleheya
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
Al Qasabi
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
Haret Bergewan
Amir Al Gyosh Al Goani
Al Dabeeba
Darb Al Waraka
Bayn Al-Sayareg
Haret Al-Morakeshi
Al-Hakim Bi-Amr-Allah Mosque
Sour Misr Al Qadima
Bab Al Fotouh (Gate of Conquests)
Albanhawy
Bab Al Nasr (Gate of Victory)
Gamaliyya
Wekalat Qaitbey
Haret Alotoof
El-Jashankir Mosque
Kasr Alshok
Al Mashhad Al Husseini

*A digital version of this tour by Ahmed Seddik is available as a
'PocketGuide' with voice, downloadable from Apple Store.
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Tour of Saqqara Pyramids, Temples and Tombs


“Let Stone Set the Tone”

Friday, 26 October, 2012 at 10 a.m.

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We plan to visit the recently opened tomb of the Prime Minister of
Egypt Mereruka.

"The glorious ground around the mound abounds with countless reliefs
revealing the site's majestic nature through a hieroglyphic
signature." --- Ahmed Seddik

Monuments we are likely to see and/or explore:

Tomb of the Manicurists and Pedicurists of the King
The Valley Temple of King Unas
The Step Pyramid Complex
The Oldest Museum Label
Ancient Egyptian Graffiti
The Philosophers' Circle
The Museum of Imhotep
The Pyramid of Userkaf
Tomb of Mereruka
Tomb of Kagemni
Pyramid of Unas
The Serapeum
 Pyramid of Teti
Tomb of Ti
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Tour of Minya, the Bride of Upper Egypt


Saturday, 27 October, 2012

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at 6 a.m.


Ahmed Seddik

We attempt to see:

Beni Hassan:
Tombs of the governors and officials of the 11th and 12th dynasty
Tomb of Bakhet III
Tomb of Khnumhotep II
Tomb of Khety
Tomb of Amenemhet
City of Minya
Tuna el-Jebel: Tomb and Chapel of Isadora
El-Ashmunein: (Hermopolis Magna)
Tell-el-Amarna: Akhenaten's capital city

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Shine from the Shrine: Walking Tour of the City of the Dead

The Sahara of the Slave Sultans

Brought to Life by Ahmed Seddik

Friday, 2nd of November at 2:00 p.m.
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The scintillating City of the Dead, anecdotally known as Al-Qarafa, is
so full of life and amenities that if you sum, you realize it is more
town than slum. We will be able to label the fabled vast necropolis
and feast our eyes on monuments glorious from the City Victorious.
True to the vision of some of its founders, the City of the Dead has
the power to entertain the mind and retain the body. Thousands of
Cairenes live here amongst the dead. At the pinnacle of Islamic art,
the monuments are architected to articulate the vision of the stellar
dweller. The  Mameluke Sahara is the modern Sakkara. Picnic among the
graves in the City Beyond the Walls!

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Walking Photographic Tour of the City of Alexandria

Walking Photographic Tour of the City of Alexandria,
the Bride of the Mediterranean
In the Footsteps of the Pharaohs of Pharos

By Ahmed Seddik

Saturday, 3rd of November at 6:00 a.m.

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

We will be visiting:

The Ancient Daughter Library at the so-called Pompey’s Pillar
The Fort of the Mamluk Sultan Al Ashraf Seif El Deen Qaitbey
The Ruinous Arab Walls of the Medieval City
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
The Royal Palace of Al-Montazah
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Odeon at Kom el-Dikka
Al Qa’ed Ibrahim Mosque
Al Morsy Abuelabbas Mosque
Alabaseery Mosque
The Eastern Harbor
Ras el–Tin Palace
Ramleh Square

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