Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Welcome to the OI Splendors of the Nile blog. Here you will find a photographic and textual chronicle of the Oriental Institute's Splendors of the Nile program, a tour of Egypt escorted by Dr. Nadine Moeller, Assistant Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute and director of excavations at Tell Edfu.

Follow along with our tour group as we visit Egypt's most famous sites, including the pyramids of Giza, the temples at Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Tell Edfu, Abu Simbel, and many others. We will cruise the Nile on a dahabya, or sailing river yacht, docking for excursions to sites which played important roles throughout the history of Egypt. For the Nile travelers, this is your chance to share photos and memories of your trip with family, friends, and other Oriental Institute Members. For armchair travelers, this is your chance to share our experience by seeing what we see and reading about our visit to the spellbinding country that is Egypt.

On this blog you will find photographs and descriptions submitted by Oriental Institute staff and participating travelers who are actually on this tour. This is where we will chronicle our journey. OI Splendors of the Nile will provide our traveling companions with an opportunity to expand and enhance this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After we return, this blog will remain as a testament to the fun and memories we shared in Egypt!

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