Female Pharaohs Tours in Egypt
Study Anthropology in Egypt
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Your trip abroad to study anthropology in Egypt begins today! After checking in to your accommodations, your group will head to the Egyptian Museum. Founded in 1902, the museum contains over 120,000 artifacts, boasting one of the largest collections of Pharaonic antiquities. A guide will show you around the different exhibitions, so make sure to ask all of your burning questions about the age of the Pharaohs and how women made an impact.
The next place your group will head to is the historic Saladin Citadel of Cairo. Founded during the 12th century by the famous sultan Saladin, it stands as a legacy of Egypt’s Islamic past. It’s located in the center of the city and has breathtaking views. Walk through the streets, enjoy the food, shop in the bazaars and experience the culture and history this country has to offer!
Your second day in Cairo will start with an early morning. After some delicious breakfast and some Arabic coffee, your group will head to the nearby town of Giza. A tour guide will be waiting to show you around the famous Giza Necropolis.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Giza Plateau houses the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Tomb of Queen Khentkaus I, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, as well as several cemeteries and the remains of a worker village. This burial complex dates to the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. Spend the day walking through the structures of that were once the eternal homes of some of Ancient Egypt’s greatest Pharaohs. After a day full of walking, taking pictures and touring the ancient site, your group will head back to Cairo for dinner and some rest.
Today, your group will head out again to the town of Giza to continue to explore its ancient roots. You’ll travel into Egypt’s past by visiting the Pharaonic Village. This complex houses a living museum of Egyptian history, a replica of an ancient village and the tomb of Tutankhamen, to name a few of the available exhibitions. After enjoying the sites in the Pharaonic Village, your group will head back to Cairo to enjoy the sights and culture before packing up for the next stop.
After an early morning, your group will head to the airport to make the one-hour flight to the beautiful city of Luxor. After arriving and checking into your accommodations, your group will visit the Luxor Museum for a guided tour. An archeological museum, it’s a great place to get to learn about some of the most important figures of the different dynasties that ruled over Egypt, including a few incredibly important women. The last stop for the day is to the Karnak Temple Complex, which houses the Precinct of Amun-Re, the Precinct of Mut and the Precinct of Montu. After touring Karnak, your group will head out for some dinner and touring the nightlife of the city.
Your final day in the historic city of Luxor will start with an early morning and a delicious breakfast. After, your group will meet up with a guide that will take you to the Valley of the Kings. This complex is brimming with archeological sites, such as the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Medinet Habu and the Valley of the Queens, to name a few. There are so many things and places to see, so make sure to bring lots of water and comfy shoes!
Your group will head to the train station early in the morning to make the three-hour trip to the Nubian city of Aswan. After arriving at your accommodations, your group will head to the Unfinished Obelisk. Commissioned by the famous Hatshepsut, it offers an incredible insight into the stone-working techniques of the ancient Egyptians.
The final stop for the day is to the is the island of Agilika, home of the Philae Temple. One of the places where the god Osiris was believed to have been buried, it also has a temple dedicated to Isis, his wife. After touring the sites, your group will head back to the city to have some dinner and enjoy the nightlife.
You’ll spend the final day of your tour on Elephantine Island. It’s an archeological site with a museum that houses many of the artifacts found on the island. Ongoing excavations by the German Archaeological Institute have uncovered many artifacts, dating back to the time of prehistoric Egypt. After a guided tour of the Aswan Museum, your guide will show you around the different archeological sites and temples spread throughout the island. Make sure to bring comfy shoes and ask as many questions as possible.
After an early morning and a delicious breakfast, your group will be able to do some last-minute sight-seeing and shopping before heading to the airport for the long voyage home.
On this trip to learn about the powerful female pharaohs of ancient Egypt, you will get to study anthropology up close in remarkable detail. Visit all the big bucket-list sites like the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens, all viewed with a women’s studies lens as you embark on an unforgettable journey to connect the women of the past with those of the present.
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