Expedition to Egypt. April 2018. ABYDOS: Sanctuary of Osiris
" Of the home of this being who rose from the dead, and of the position which he occupied in this World nothing can be learned from the texts, but late Greek writers assert that he was a King,and they are probably correct. Only kings and chiefs, or men of high rank, are buried in Africa with the pomp and ceremony which must have accompanied the committal to the grave of the man who afterwards rose from the dead. The exact region in Egypt where his kingdom was situated is unknown, but about his burial-place there is no doubt, for all tradition, both Egyptian and Greek, states that his grave was at Abydos. "
Wallis Budge, "Osiris and the Egyptian resurrection", 1911
Expedition to Egypt. April 2018. ABYDOS: The Temple of Remesses II
"He made it as his monument for his father... making for him a beautiful and august temple fashioned excellently for eternity of beautiful white stone of Ayan, two great pylons of excellent workmanship, doorways of granite, doorleaves made of copper wrought with inlaid figures of real electrum, a sanctuary of pure alabaster roofed with granite."
(Omm Sety and Henny el-Zeini. ABYDOS: Holy City of Ancient Egypt).
" As an explorer, research historian, archeologist, engineer and physical scientist,I have dedicated much of my adult life to the pursuit of new knowledge.In particular, I searched for truth among the landscapes and monuments of antiquity. I strove to improve our understanding of human nature and civilization by more fully engaging the cultures of a long forgotten but still resonant past.
I have traveled to many archeological sites around the globe, but my work is mainly situated on two continents: Africa and South America.
In Africa I performed extensive archeological investigations in Abydos, Egypt, location of the Seti Temple, the Osireion and other significant monuments. My work in Egypt is the focus of this website."
Expedition to Egypt. April 2018. ABYDOS: The Temple of Seti I
"One thing I am certain of, the Temple of Sety still holds some secrets, as a matter of fact lots of them.
One day a patient archaelogist may come to Abydos to investigate all its unknown and fascinating possibilities. Maybe he will stir the enthusiasm and admiration of the entire world maybe with something bigger and more important than Lord Carnavon's discovery of Tut-ankh-Amon's mortuary treasures in 1922."
"Who would have thought a few months ago that at 10 meters underground there would appear a structure such as this, surpassing in grandeur the most colossal Cyclopean edifices?
What a strange country this Egypt is! We were beginning to beheve that we had found all the great structures and that nothing more remained to be discovered.
Who can say that this region does not conceal beneath the ground some majestic work of the most ancient Egyptians that may bring surprises as astonishing as those of Abydos?"
Expedition to Turkey. May 2018. Archeological Museum of Sanliurfa
The city of Shanliurfa is located in southeastern Anatolia. It is about 35 km from the Turkish-Syrian border and in 75 km to the east of the Euphrates River. The ancient city of Harran, mentioned in the Bible, is located not far from Shanliurfa. According to the local legends, the biblical Patriarch Abraham lived there a certain part of his life. The Harran city has many places, associated with Abraham (or Ibrahimi, according to the Islamic tradition): the cave where the Prophet was born, as well as the place, where the cruel ruler Nimrod ordered to throw Ibrahim into the fire.
Expedition to Egypt. April 2018. LUXOR: Red Chapel of Hatshepsut
The Red Chapel of Hatshepsut or the Chapelle Rouge was originally constructed as a Barque Shrine during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. She was the fifth Pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt and ruled from ~ 1479 to 1458 BC. The exact original location of the building is unknown, because it was completely destroyed during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Fragments of it were used by Amenhotep III as a building material for the III Pylon of Karnak.
Expedition to Egypt. April 2018. LUXOR: White Chapel of Senusret I
The so-called "White Chapel" is a small limestone pavilion, built about 4,000 years ago in Thebes, during the reign of Senusret I - King of the XII Dynasty to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sed Festival in honor of the 30th year of the King's reign. The exact original location of the building is unknown, because it was completely destroyed during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Fragments of it were used by Amenhotep III as a building material for the III Pilon of Karnak.
Expedition to Egypt. April 2018. Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art
Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art is a two-story building in a picturesque area of the city, on the eastern bank of the Nile.
All the artifacts, exhibited in the Luxor Museum were discovered here, on the territory of Upper Egypt. The collection of the museum and high quality of its presentation allows visitor to "travel back in time" for a few thousand years ago - mostly into the the New Kingdom, the time of prosperity of Thebes as well as the whole Egypt.