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Unseen Egypt: Middle Egypt, The Fayoum and Lake Nasser Unveiled
March 10–27, 2008

Escorted by Robert K. Ritner, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Chicago

Join the Oriental Institute for a once in a lifetime journey through some of the most rarely visited sites of Egypt, escorted by Dr. Robert Ritner. Highlights of this trip include entry into the Meydum Pyramid in the Fayoum and Soknopaiou Nesos, visits to Minya including a full day at el-Amarna, visiting the North, South and royal tombs. We will also experience Beni Hasan, the newly renovated Sohag museum, and the exceptional and rarely visited sites of the tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep at Moalla in Aswan. You will also visit the Temple of Amada, honoring Amun Re, founded by Thutmose III and Amenhotep II, and spend time at the Nubian Museum and sites of Abu Simbel and Qasr Ibrim. The trip also includes an exclusive reception and library tour with Dr. Ray Johnson at Chicago House and a 4 day cruise on Lake Nasser, touring the monuments of Ancient Nubia.

Click Here For The Detailed Itinerary

Early Registration: $8870—Double Occupancy (includes round trip airfare from Chicago on Air France)
Early Registration: Land Only cost: $8110—Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,210 (Limited Number Available). Hotel upgrades based on room views may be available at some locations. Please inquire upon registration.

Registration form available online. Please register early—this trip will sell out!

For questions or more information, contact the Membership Office at (773) 834-9777 or

Revised: March 3, 2009

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