Agatha Christie’s long standing love affair with Egypt.
Agatha Christie set many of her novels in beautiful grand houses, quaint villages and the English countryside but many settings were also taken from the numerous archaeological… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/agatha-egypt/
See the highlights of Ancient Egypt on a short Nile Cruise.
Discover some of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the world on one of our new short Nile cruises whilst spending time relaxing on board the MS Orbital Royal Esadora,… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/new-3-4-night-nile-cruises/
Archaeologists discover a tomb complete with mummy that pre-dates the First Dynasty of Pharoahs
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance Archaeologists in southern Egypt have unearthed a mummy that predates the unification of Egypt (when the divided… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/5600-year-old-tomb-discovered/
BBC’s latest programme looks at King Tut's remarkable treasures
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance This 2-part series from the Beeb has been looking at the ultimate global treasure hunt, from pirates' hoards and… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/king-tut-and-bbcs-treasure-hunters/
Race is on to discover new tomb with supposed magnificent treasures.
British archaeologist John Romer believes he has discovered a new tomb to rival that of Tutankhamun. The Wadi el-Gharbi site, in the cliffs of the West Bank overlooking the Valley… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/three-kings/
Eighteenth Dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor.
The tomb is the resting place of a high official called “Maai” from the 18th Dynasty, and was discovered by the Spanish-Italian mission working in Sheikh Abd Qurna on the West… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/new-tomb-discovered-west-bank/
New exhibition at the British Museum – Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
From the 22nd May 2014, the British Museum are exhibiting ‘Ancient lives, New Discoveries’, a fascinating opportunity to see how 8 people lived their lives in Ancient Egypt and… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/eight-mummies-eight-lives-eight-stories/
A rare and beautifully preserved coffin has been found in Thebes.
A 3,600 year old mummy in a wooden coffin has been found by Spanish archaeologists in the necropolis of Dra' Abu el-Naga' on the West Bank of the Nile at ancient Thebes, near… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/3600-year-old-mummy-discovered/
It's all a bit Greek!
During the 18th Dynasty, Amenhotep III built a mortuary temple in Thebes, guarded by two enormous statues at the external gates. Now, the 23 metre high, 1000 ton statues are all… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/colossi-memnon-luxor/
A bit more about about the tombs in the King's Valley
The Valley of the Kings is on the West bank of the Nile facing Luxor, formerly known as Thebes. Between the beginning of the 18th dynasty and the 20th dynasty, burial tombs had… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/valley-kings-luxor/
Thomson Airways are re-instating direct flights from November
We are very happy to see that Thomson Airways have re-instated a weekly direct flight from Manchester to Luxor. These will now resume on Wednesday 5th November 2014 and are… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/direct-flight-manchester-luxor/
Hatshepsut was the first known woman to be classed as Pharaoh.
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance Hatshepsut was a monumental woman in history. She reigned as the fifth Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, regarded by… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/nile-cruises-temple-hatshepsut/
Focus on this rather lush and serene hotel in Luxor.
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance Although the hotel is on its own island and sounds a million miles away from reality, the hotel is only separated… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/featured-hotel-maritim-jolie-ville-luxor/
Some interesting stuff about the place where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times.
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance The Valley of the Queens lies on the West bank of the River Nile, facing Thebes, or now better known as Luxor. Much… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/valley-queens-luxor/
Focus on the very popular Sonesta St George hotel in Luxor
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance Tranquillity and an idyllic setting in understated immaculate surroundings explain why the Sonesta St George is… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/sonesta-st-george-hotel-luxor/
Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a brewer in Luxor.
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance A fabulous new tomb has been found in the Al Khokha area on the West Bank of Luxor. A Japanese team of… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/ancient-egyptian-brewers-tomb-found/
Enjoy 7 nights on a Nile Cruise followed by a stay in Luxor.
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance A Nile Cruise will transport you back to an era when wealthy travellers, Egyptian Monarchy and famous dignitaries… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/cruise-stay/
Stunning tombs located on the West Bank at Luxor
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance The Tombs of the Nobles are found throughout Egypt but no where are they better preserved than on the West Bank of… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/tombs-nobles/
The Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, formerly the Old Winter Palace, is one of Egypt’s most famous historic hotels.
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance The facilities within the hotel are excellent with a comprehensive list of bars and restaurants to suit all… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/featured-hotel-winter-palace-luxor/
Amazing personal tombs
Travel Extras Airport Parking Travel Insurance Located on the west bank of the Nile, the necropolis of Deir el-Medina is an ancient Egyptian complete walled… http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/valley-workers-luxor/