الاثنين، 12 نوفمبر، 2012

In Pursuit of Hatshepsut and Tours

Lecture Series: Prominent Women in the Arab World

With so much doom and gloom in the Arab world -- hopes dashed and promises broken -- women have often appeared on the stage to
change the course of history for good. Journey back in time to capture the decisive moments in the lives of some of the most influential and
intriguing women. Powerful female figures engaged in peacemaking and triumphing in war, laying down the foundations of Islamic jurisprudence, researching the atom or simply singing the Arab dreams into reality. In this series, we tell the story of Hatshepsut, the Queen of Sheba,Cleopatra, Maryam, Khadija, Zeinab, Ruqayya, Fatima, Nafisa, Shagar Eldorr, Samira Moussa and Om Kolthoum.
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Part I: In Pursuit of Hatshepsut
Lecture by Ahmed Seddik
For over 3000 years, the memory of Queen Hatshepsut remained shrouded in secrecy -- even her mummy. But in 2007, Archeologist Zahi Hawass found  a molar tooth inside a wooden box inscribed with the name of the Queen. That tooth fitted perfectly in the jaw of the mummy that Zahi assumed to be the Queen. That was the tooth that told the truth, a dental identity. Now, travel back in time IN PURSUIT OF HATSHEPSUT to reveal the mystery of the great woman who ruled Egypt in the Golden Age for over twenty years -- listen to her words!

Monday, 12th of November, at 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Zamalek Marriott Hotel

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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Sunset Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Gates of Glory and Façades of Fame*

AhmedSeddik.com

Friday, 16 November, 2012

at 16:00 (4 p.m.)

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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http://www.facebook.com/seddikspeak
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Sunrise Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo


Gates of Glory and Façades of Fame*

AhmedSeddik.com

Friday, 23 Nov 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

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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http://www.facebook.com/seddikspeak
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Your Visa to Giza
Walking Tour of Giza Pyramids, Temples and Tombs

Led by Architect Hemiunu and Ahmed Seddik

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Pyramid of Khufu
Pyramid of Khafre
Pyramid of Menkaure
Pyramids of the Queens
Khufu's Boat
Tomb of Idu, Overseer of the Construction of the Great Pyramid
Tomb of Qar (G 7101)
The Sphinx
The Valley Temple of King Khafre
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An Entertaining Tour of the Egyptian Museum
Led by Ahmed Seddik

Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

Let Seddik speak and fly you to the peak of the most glamorous
civilization- the splendor that was Egypt. Seddik is the digger who
can figure and the raconteur who recounts a story within a story,
peeling back the layers of history, as he walks you through the
corridors of time. The Egyptian museum is a mesmerizing mosaic of
history made of the finest gifts of the Nile -- It is a Rosetta stone
the size of Egypt.

Through Seddik's exhilarating narrative and vivid description, history
comes alive. Seddik takes you on an awesome odyssey...
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Poetic Stories for Children with Music

Ahmed Seddik

Al-Balsam Bookstore

Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

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King Tut: the Glint of Gold

Story by Ahmed Seddik

Monday, 26 November 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Al-Balsam Bookstore

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

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

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