Ancient Beliefs

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In the period from Monday 18th to Tuesday 26th of March 2019, Dutch Egyptologist Huub Pragt will stay in Egypt to present various English spoken lectures, tours, excursions and courses. Anyone can subscribe to these items. If you travel to Egypt within a group or on your own, it is possible to join different activities. It is emphasized that the activities clustered under ‘Ancient Beliefs’ are not to be considered as an organized tour. Those interested can subscribe to the separate activities in Cairo, Luxor and Abydos.

Program

  • Monday, March 18: Lecture ‘The Night Sky Journey‘ for students of Helwan University in Garden City Cairo.
  • Tuesday, March 19: Course ‘Amduat’ for Egypt Exploration Society in the building of the British Council in Agouza Cairo. Start at 1 pm.
  • Wednesday, March 20: Course ‘Book of Gates’ for Egypt Exploration Society in the building of the British Council in Agouza Cairo. Start at 1 pm.
  • Thursday, March 21: Three-hour guided tour at the Giza Plateau ‘Splendors of Giza‘, including a visit to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the mastaba of queen Meresankh III, the solar boat of Khufu, panorama point with three pyramids, Khafra valley temple with a view of the sphinx and a hot lunch. Start at 8 am at the lobby of the Mena House.
  • Friday, March 22: Three-hour guided tour in the temple of Karnak ‘The residency of Amun‘ including the Open Air Museum. Start at 9 am in front of the temple.
  • Friday, March 22: Lecture of 90 minutes in the Thebes Hotel on the West Bank of Luxor ‘Masaharta and his wealthy family‘. Free admission. Start at 7 pm.
  • Saturday, March 23: Day excursion ‘Kings and Queens‘ to the Valley of the Kings including KV17 of Seti I and three other royal tombs. Lunch in the garden of guest house Marsam. Valley of the Queens including QV66 of Nefertari. Start at 8 am from Nile Valley Hotel on the west bank.
  • Sunday, March 24: Day excursion ‘The Celestial Cow‘ to the temple of Hathor in Dendera. Start at 8 am from parking lot north (left) of the entrance of the Luxor Museum on the east bank.
  • Sunday, March 24: Official opening of the House of Life Healing Conference in Abydos. Start at 7 pm. Register.
    • Monday, March 25: Two-hour lecture during the House of Life Healing Conference ‘Egyptian Beliefs in the Afterlife’. Start at 10 am.
    • Monday, March 25: Two-hour guided tour during the House of Life Healing Conference to the archaeological sites of Shunet ez-Zebib – Kom es-Sultan – Umm el-Qa’ab. Start at 3 pm.
    • Tuesday, March 26: Two-hour lecture during the House of Life Healing Conference ‘Rebirth in Ancient Egypt’. Start at 10 am.
    • Tuesday 26 March: Two-hour guided tour during the House of Life Healing Conference to the temple of Seti I and the Osireion including the underground passage with the scenes from the Book of Gates. Start at 3 pm.

This program is subject to minor changes. If you are interested in participating in one of these program components carried out by Huub Pragt, you can take an option. Applications are noted in order of entry.
Before you register, please have a look at the: General terms & conditions of Huub Pragt Egyptoloog.

Number of participants

The minimum and maximum number of participants is indicated per program component.

Included

In all program components Huub Pragt will be the speaker and he will address his audience in the English language. In his guided tours or day-excursions he will always be accompanied by an expert English-speaking Egyptian guide. All mentioned tours and excursions include entrance fees and guidance services. Also the tips are included. If transport is necessary, depending on the activity, optimum means of transport will always be provided and is included. This also applies to the lunches mentioned in the program.

Not included

Every participant in one or more program components must organize his/her trip to Egypt himself. So not included are:
• Airline tickets.
• Travel and/or cancellation insurance policies.
• Visa.
• Overnight stays.
• Taxi transport.
• Beverage consumptions for the lunches mentioned in the program.
• Other meals.

Liability

The general terms and conditions of Huub Pragt Egyptoloog, as included on the website http://www.egyptologie.nl, only apply to those program components that Huub Pragt organizes himself (i.e. guided tours Giza, Karnak, VoK & VoQ, excursion Dendera).

Registration procedure

Due to the fact that several organizing parties are involved, one can not sign up for the entire range of \\'Ancient Beliefs\\'. One can only subscribe to the separate program components. Two courses are organized by the Egypt Exploration Society in Cairo. Registration goes therefore through this British organization. The House of Life organizes the Healing Conference in Abydos. Registration takes place via this organization. Where Huub Pragt Egyptoloog is the provider of a program component, you can register directly via his website http://www.egyptologie.nl. After registration, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt by email.

Optional reservation

If you can not register due to circumstances, then there is the possibility to take a non-binding option on the various program components. You can send a message to Huub Pragt: info@egyptologie.nl. Then state your name, telephone number, address details and the program items where you want take an option on.

Payment

The payment for the various program components runs through different parties. This depends on which organization is behind each component. The fee to the \\'Amduat\\' and \\'Book of Gates\\' courses must be paid to Egypt Exploration Society. Participation in the House of Life Healing Conference must be paid to House of Life.
Guided tours and day excursions in Giza and Luxor are offered by Huub Pragt himself. This means that after your registration via this website you will be asked in an email to transfer the amount due to his bank account in The Netherlands.
The general terms and conditions of Huub Pragt Egyptoloog, as included on the website https//:www.egyptologie.nl, apply to these programs.

Cancellation

The company Huub Pragt Egyptoloog applies the following cancellation policy to those program components that Huub Pragt organises himself (i.e. guided tours Giza, Karnak, VoK & VoQ, excursion Dendera).
Up to three weeks before the program component: 0% of the fee.
From three weeks prior to the program component: 50% of the fee.
From seven working days prior to the program component: 100% of the fee.