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The Biblical Archaeology Society Goes to Egypt for One-Of-A-Kind Journey, January 2010

Added: (Wed Jul 01 2009)

Pressbox (Press Release) - WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2009) — The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) announces its new, one-of-a-kind program to Egypt, beginning January 10, 2010. In addition to the more famous sites of Egypt, renowned scholar and guide Dr. Chahinda Karim of the American University in Cairo will introduce participants to sites of Biblical interest, some of which are rarely seen by visitors.

Once you’ve walked in the footsteps of pharaohs and kings, you’ll want to return again and again. This tour not only introduces the first-time visitor to Egypt’s wonders, but also reveals more of her secrets to those who have traveled this legendary land before. Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, we promise that you’ve never seen the legends and mysteries of Egypt like this.

Called the “Treasure of Egypt,” Professor Karim is an Egyptologist, art historian and professor at the American University in Cairo who is a gifted and much sought-after lecturer. Since childhood, Chahinda’s passion for Egyptology grew naturally as she learned from her father, a prominent expert in the field. Making it a life study, this early inspiration culminated in a Master’s degree in Egyptology and Art History from the American University in Cairo and a Doctorate from Cairo University. Chahinda is uniquely qualified as the only Egyptian scholar licensed to lecture on-site, and she communicates her knowledge brilliantly as she inspires real learning and memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Some of the remarkable sites on this program include:

•Beni Hassan—tomb wall paintings
•El Amarna—where Akhenaten the “Heretic” pharaoh—and perhaps history’s first monotheist—reigned
•St. Catherine’s Monastery—the icons and library, as well as the burning bush
•Stele of Merneptah—with an inscription that is an important reference to the Israelites
Wall painting showing Semites engaged in brick-making from the tomb of Rekhmire, vizier to Pharaoh Amenhotep I, in the Valley of the Nobles
•The Red Monastery and the open air museum in Sohag
•Pharaoh’s Island—believed to be the Biblical port of Etzion-Gaver
•Full-day seminar on Akhenaten and insightful guest lectures

For more information on this exceptional opportunity and to register, please contact the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Travel Study Department at 1.800.221.4644 ext. 208, or visit us online at www.biblicalarchaeology.org/Egypt2010

Submitted by:Alicia Bregon
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