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New Monuments Fees

Post by Winged Isis » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:50 am

They are now available, but I cannot find an English translation. Maybe someone else can help, please?


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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:41 pm

In general, admission prices have risen today by 25% across the board, but there will be a few exceptions. Expect a new list in the October MoA Newsletter towards the end of November.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Thanks, Brian. That was the first place i'd looked, not expecting it to be released so late. Silly me! :roll: Fancy expecting a November newsletter edition to be out in time for December! :D
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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Winged Isis » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:01 pm

Apparently the Luxor Pass now has to be bought at the Karnak ticket office, instead of behind Luxor museum.
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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by newcastle » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Here are the new ticket prices effective November 2018 :

http://www.egyptologyforum.org/MOA/MoA_ ... Xgzvh7cZmY

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Winged Isis » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 pm

I just came on here to post it and found you'd beat me to it! Thanks newcastle. :wi
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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by newcastle » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:00 pm

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by FarleyFlavors » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:54 am

I see Nefertari's tomb is now more expensive than Seti's. Controversial!

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by newcastle » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:05 pm

FarleyFlavors wrote:I see Nefertari's tomb is now more expensive than Seti's. Controversial!
Possibly because it's more popular?

Nefertari is much the smaller and, although the Getty restoration may not be to everyone's taste, the decor is stunning..

Seti I , whilst impressive, is also depressing - when one views the damage inflicted since its rediscovery by Belzoni. It's also a massive tomb....I found it quite exhausting. That may have been due. in part, to negotiating the passageway alongside a cavalcade of workers removing debris from the interior :lol:

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by FarleyFlavors » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:19 am

newcastle wrote:Possibly because it's more popular?

Nefertari is much the smaller and, although the Getty restoration may not be to everyone's taste, the decor is stunning..

Seti I , whilst impressive, is also depressing - when one views the damage inflicted since its rediscovery by Belzoni. It's also a massive tomb....I found it quite exhausting. That may have been due. in part, to negotiating the passageway alongside a cavalcade of workers removing debris from the interior :lol:
For me, it's the sheer scale of Seti's tomb that makes it more impressive than Nefertari's. Far from finding it exhausting, Mrs. Flavors and I spent nearly six hours in there. For the vast majority of the time we had it to ourselves. Even the guardians left us alone when they realised we weren't going to be in and out in twenty minutes like the average visitor. Quite magical.

You're right though - the decor in Nefertari's tomb probably makes it more popular.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by newcastle » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Winged Isis wrote:Apparently the Luxor Pass now has to be bought at the Karnak ticket office, instead of behind Luxor museum.
Also available at VoK Visitor Centre

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:58 pm

The item that caught my attention on the new price list is the "Palace of Youssef Kamal, Qena" among the Islamic sites. This is actually on the corniche at Nag Hammadi. Has anybody visited it? I'd like to be sure that it is open, tickets are available on-site, and a camera pass is available before I make the journey. I just have that nagging fear that it may be necessary to buy the ticket elsewhere. Dendera is a long way away.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by A-Four » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:46 pm

Brian Yare wrote:The item that caught my attention on the new price list is the "Palace of Youssef Kamal, Qena" among the Islamic sites. This is actually on the corniche at Nag Hammadi. Has anybody visited it? I'd like to be sure that it is open, tickets are available on-site, and a camera pass is available before I make the journey. I just have that nagging fear that it may be necessary to buy the ticket elsewhere. Dendera is a long way away.
Throughout the Nile Valley, there are almost fifty so called palaces in Egypt that range from 1500 A.D. to the revolution, there is even one in the Oasis, so you takes your choice.

There are a number these 'palaces' between Luxor and Asswan, though little known and quite well hidden, though little more than rather large houses or hunting lodges. I do not know the place that you state above, though I am aware that Prince Youssef Kamal was a collector of art, and had a summer palace in the Ain Shams district of Cairo.

My concern here Brian, is that the palace in question may be simply, what we call in U.K., a country house, and as for its contents would be probably similar to the present day contents of Carter House, on the W.B., which in truth has no relevance to Carter what so ever.

I notice, through your scribblings else where other than this site that you are under the impression that Nag Hammardi is a ONE HOUR journey from the W.B. Luxor. What is it with people these days, who assumably know Upper Egypt so well, think they can travel to certain places so easily. You need at least three hours which ever way you go.

IMPORTANT. I am informed that there has been recent trouble in both Nag Hammardi and Assuit, remember, both these districts have a 50 - 50 Christian - Muslim population. The likes of Assuit have for more than thirty years now been similar to the troubles in Northern Ireland. Please seek local advice before travelling to these areas, as I have similarly advised elsewhere recently on this site.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by carrie » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Years ago Brian a friend took me, we didn't pay to see the place but it was an Egyptian who took me and he was due to play at the guardians sisters welding later that night. So I have the feeling we were sneaked in.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:51 am

A-Four wrote: I notice, through your scribblings else where other than this site that you are under the impression that Nag Hammardi is a ONE HOUR journey from the W.B. Luxor. What is it with people these days, who assumably know Upper Egypt so well, think they can travel to certain places so easily. You need at least three hours which ever way you go.
Unless things have changed very recently, Dendera is 40 minutes from Luxor WB along the desert road and Nag Hammadi is about 1 hour. The last time I went to Abydos the drive (each way) was about 2 hours. There were no speed humps or police checks on the desert road. I suspect that we exceeded 90 Km/h but only slightly.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by newcastle » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:17 pm

Brian Yare wrote:
A-Four wrote: I notice, through your scribblings else where other than this site that you are under the impression that Nag Hammardi is a ONE HOUR journey from the W.B. Luxor. What is it with people these days, who assumably know Upper Egypt so well, think they can travel to certain places so easily. You need at least three hours which ever way you go.
Unless things have changed very recently, Dendera is 40 minutes from Luxor WB along the desert road and Nag Hammadi is about 1 hour. The last time I went to Abydos the drive (each way) was about 2 hours. There were no speed humps or police checks on the desert road. I suspect that we exceeded 90 Km/h but only slightly.
I'd say that's about right.

A-Four omitted to mention that his only mode of transport is :a11:

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by A-Four » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:44 pm

Brian Yare wrote:
A-Four wrote: I notice, through your scribblings else where other than this site that you are under the impression that Nag Hammardi is a ONE HOUR journey from the W.B. Luxor. What is it with people these days, who assumably know Upper Egypt so well, think they can travel to certain places so easily. You need at least three hours which ever way you go.
Unless things have changed very recently, Dendera is 40 minutes from Luxor WB along the desert road and Nag Hammadi is about 1 hour. The last time I went to Abydos the drive (each way) was about 2 hours. There were no speed humps or police checks on the desert road. I suspect that we exceeded 90 Km/h but only slightly.
Things have not changed Brian, and although I dispute your times, you will understand that both the destinations mentioned are on the almost extreme edge of cultivation on the WB of the Nile. The slip road from the main desert road near Abydos, is the old pyramid road that is little used by any local traffic, either Abydos or Al Balyana.

I am sure you and I are aware that within a short distance from Abydos there a huge man made structure, which is one of the oldest in Egypt, built approx 2800 B.C., do we really advertise this fact on here or for that matter tell people how to get there,......no, simply for the reason that the local people are known for taking pot shots at any awaja who dare enter the area,......yes this is modern day Egypt.

I notice you state Nag Hammadi is one hour from WB Luxor, oh well, when you leave the desert motorway road, you will travel along what is called the Nag Hammardi Agricultural Road, EVENTUALLY, you will enter the town, you will need to make your way to the Cornisch, which is right in the centre of that wonderful town.

Once you arrive in that town, your Lilly white skin will certainly attract the attention of the authorities, they may even suggest that your driver take the old Asswan road back home to Luxor, which is over the bridge, to the East Bank, in other words the long journey home. The reason why you or/and your diver are instructed to take this route is because should you or/and your driver miss a turning off the WB Agricultural Road, you could find yourself in the area of a sensitive military establishment. (Re reference,.....Northern Ireland troubles.)

Best Advice,.......forget the car Brian, take the 9 a.m. train from Luxor don't bother about getting a ticket, pay on the train, get off at Nag just over two and half hours later, Corneisch ten minute walk from station, where you will find your 'palace'.........simple.

P.S. - you will get a police escort throughout your time in that wonderful town, whether you want it or not, but better safe than sorry. By the way, there is an absolutely wonderful mosque in the town,....a must.

P.P.S. - Should you take the train, don't worry about the noise going over the bridge on the river, it always makes that sound, one day the whole shooting match will collapse.

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Re: New Monuments Fees

Post by Brian Yare » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:30 pm

A-Four wrote:I notice you state Nag Hammadi is one hour from WB Luxor, oh well, when you leave the desert motorway road, you will travel along what is called the Nag Hammardi Agricultural Road, EVENTUALLY, you will enter the town, you will need to make your way to the Cornisch, which is right in the centre of that wonderful town.
I note your advice, and yes I was not factoring in the local travel time from the Desert Road to the corniche as I have no experience of this stretch.

If or when I make this journey I will report back here. That is, of course, assuming that I live to tell the tale!

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