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Two New Archaeological Sites Discovered in Luxor

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The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced yesterday the discovery of two new archaeological sites in Luxor made by an Egyptian Expedition.

One discovery was made in the Valley of the Kings and the other in the Valley of the Apes on the Western mainland of Luxor, the announcements of the discoveries were made during a press conference that was held on Luxor’s West Bank yesterday.

The announcement was made in the presence of the Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri.

Hawass said that an ‘industrial area’ was discovered for the first time in the location, seeing that the location contained an oven which obviously was used for making clay products, in addition to a water storage tank where workers drank from.

Among the discoveries was also a royal tomb with a KV 65 label and inside the tomb were several tools, that most likely were used in the tomb construction.

According to Hawass, the expedition currently taking place in the East Valley is considered to be the largest excavation to take place since the time of Howard Carter, and it aims at uncovering tombs of the sons and wives of the eighteenth dynasty in the Valley of the Kings. 

 

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The Ultimate Honeymoon Guide to Bali PT II

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Bali is exotic, Bali is dreamy, Bali is home to the most romantic hotels ever!

Part one of the guide included the different locations that couples can travel to in Bali, and just like choosing one of these locations depend on the couple’s preferences, choosing where to stay also depends on your personality and what exactly is it that you’re seeking.

But whether you are a couple preferring the quite nature life or you fancy waking up to a view of the beach, Bali’s countless resorts and hotels will certainly meet your expectations.

The following resorts are a dream come true for couples!

Hanging Gardens in Ubud

($600+/night)

The place gives you a variety of villas to choose from with 44 astounding private villas, all with a spectacular infinity pool overlooking the jungles and natural life of Ubud.

All of which makes the 7-star Hanging Gardens an absolute dream come true for honeymooners.

Four Seasons Resort Sayan in Ubud

(around $500 a night)

The Four Seasons is one of the best resorts in Bali and a complete sanctuary for couples who are seeking the extra luxury, the resort was also ranked the #1 hotel IN THE WORLD by Travel & Leisure. The resort has several villas, each with a private pool and an outdoor living rooms.

The Legian in Seminyak

The Legian Bali is located in the heart of Seminyak with access to the nightlife, the hotel also overlooks the beach which nothing could probably beat such a view, am I right?

Cicada Luxury Villas in Seminyak

These luxurious townhouses villas are great and also budget-friendly if you’re dividing your between Ubud and Seminyak as recommended, it is located in a walking-distance from shops, restaurant and beaches. The rooms are huge with access to a pool and an outdoor shower and bath.

The Mulia in Nusa Dua

Located only 20 minutes away from the airport, the resort is set on a dreamy white-sand beach and offers an outstanding dining, spa and great pools.

Bambu Indah in Ubud

The place was recently ranked as one of the best eco-friendly places in Bali by the Wall Street Journal, it is the perfect choice for couples who are into yoga, relaxation and zen in the jungle!

If a beach view is what you seek, here are more places to check out!

Aqua Nusa Lembongan Villas

COMO Uma Canggu

The Beach Shack in Nusa Lembongan

Anantara in Uluwatu

If you’re more of a zen person, seeking to be embraced by nature, here are more places to check:

Viceroy Bali in Ubud

Dwaraka The Royal Villas

Komaneka at Rasa Sayang

How to book?

Click on the links provided in the article to transfer you to booking.com, the website is very user friendly and is safe and secured for you to enter your credit information.

 

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More than 20 Colorful Coffins Unveiled in Luxor

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A mission by the Ministry of Antiquities in Agaban El-Assasif cemetery in the West Bank succeeded yesterday in unveiling a number of colorful coffins, a discovery that is considered to be one of the largest and most important discoveries.

A press conference in West Luxor is scheduled for Saturday morning to discuss more details regarding the discovery, but what we know so far is that the discovery unearthed more than 20 colored wooden sarcophagi.

All are in a good state with visible colors and inscriptions, the tombs were found in two caches on one level above the other.

This treasure of tombs date back to the Middle, New Kingdom and the Late Periods, which occurred in the years 1994 B.C. to 332 B.C.

Excavations have been taking place in the area for several years, with the belief that many tombs still lay underneath waiting to be unveiled.

The coffins being in such a good state still remains a mystery, but we hope to get more answers and details next Saturday during the press conference.

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Minister of Antiquities Announces GEM Entrance Fees

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Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani announced that the entrance ticket to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for Egyptians will be EGP30 and the inclusive one will be for EGP60.

According to the minister, the museum will accommodate various needs for tourists so that they get to spend the entire day at the museum instead of just a few hours.

The museum will include theaters, cinemas, restaurants and entertainment sites, and is therefore considered to be an integrated cultural complex.

The GEM will introduce both the Egyptians and foreigners to the rich history of the Egyptian civilization, in addition to offering educational seminars on Ancient Egypt.

These remarks from Anani came on Sunday after the Culture, Media and Antiquities Committee of the House of Representatives approved the Prime Minister’s decree for a draft law that proposes the recognition of the GEM institutional structure.

This decree allows foreign experts to work in the administration of the museum, the minister further explained that there is already a Japanese grant for the presence of Japanese experts in the department of Marketing and other fields except for the antiquities.

 

 

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