Cruising the Nile is at times the closest we may ever come to slowing down our lives to such an extent that we can enter the past.

SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY ABOARD THE SS MISR

El Tod, founded as a temple to the war god Montu

The Temple of Horus at Edfu

Many passengers took the optional excursion to Abu Simbel

The Nobles' Tombs of Kubbet el Hawa

The Temple of Isis at Philae

The Unfinished Obelisk

Kom Ombo, the Ptolemaic Temple of Haroeris and Sobek

The Ramesseum, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses the Great

Luxor Temple

The Sacred Lake at Karnak

The Temple of Dendera and a newly cleaned section of ceiling

Superb reliefs in The Temple of Seti I at Abydos

The Osireion at Abydos, regarded as the burial place of Osiris

Tombs of the local governors of Beni Hassan

Zawyet el- Amwat III Dynasty pyramid

Meidum pyramid viewed from Mastaba 16

The rock-cut Fraser Tombs

The Egyptian Museum Cairo and The Giza Plateau, the end of our journey

Unusually low water levels for this time of year were no problem for the captain and crew of the SS Misr. Traditional depth sounding methods employed for thousands of years, kept us off the many sandbanks between Aswan and Cairo.

Our two wonderful guides, Medhat and Ehab

The ever helpful Wael, our steward, takes a well earned rest.

While the passengers explore the Great Temple of Aten during their full day at Amarna, the crew prepare a lunch-time feast at the rest house, a much appreciated surprise for our passenges

 

An unexpected bonus for our passengers was having AWT's geology expert Colin Reader as a fellow passenger. He was able to discuss the Unfinished Obelisk  from a different perspective.

Believe it or not, this passenger is ecstatically happy, if not a little dusty. He has just had the thrilling adventure of crawling into Mastaba 17 at Meidum, as well as successfully getting back out!

Always a warm welcome and always fascinating to observe everyday life

Returning to the cabin to find the latest masterpiece in towel art.

On arriving in Luxor, our accompanying tour expert, Dr Kent Weeks, invited the group to visit his exciting NEW LIBRARY PROJECT

Pylons still come in pairs and the Nile is still a commercial life line.

 

Negotiating locks, bridges and barrages caused a lot of local excitement, although the fishermen (below) needed to concentrate on other things

 

The on board entertainment to make sure we made it through was also not to be missed. Loads of room!!!

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