A journey to Egypt including a Nile River Cruise! We want to invite you on an unforgettable journey as we visit the land of the Pharaohs which is filled with ancient biblical history, culture and spiritual blessings. While in Egypt your Nile Cruise includes visits to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Temples, Esna, Edfu and Aswan.
Then continue on to Cairo where you will see the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. This journey is sure to provide you with a deeper understanding of scriptures as you travel through the lands of the Bible.
Join us on this life changing tour.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE KARNACK TEMPLE.
Karnak, located on the East Bank at Thebes, is one of Egypt's largest surviving temple precincts. Founded in the Middle Kingdom, it had become Egypt's principal religious center by the New Kingdom. It was devoted primarily to the god Amun, a local Theban god joined with the sun god Re to become king of the Egyptian pantheon. Kings from the Middle Kingdom through the Roman era dedicated architectural elements such as pylons (monumental gateways), courts, temples, and shrines to the precincts of the Theban triad: Amun, his consort Mut, their son Khonsu, and the war god Montu, creating the sprawling zone we see today.
The Amun precinct at Karnak is approached from the Nile along an avenue lined with ram-headed sphinxes. The first pylon, built in the Late Period or Ptolemaic era, protects a courtyard containing a triple shrine dedicated to the Theban triad by Seti II and a small temple of Ramses III. Beyond the second pylon is the Great Hypostlye Hall, which holds 134 colossal columns in the shape of papyrus bundles. The third and fourth pylons lead to the principal temple area. From the area of the third pylon, a second axis, oriented north-south, leads through a series of pylons and along another avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to the Mut precinct. Inside the enclosure wall of the Amun precinct are also several smaller temples and a large sacred lake. The Montu precinct lies to the north.
The walls of the pylons, courts, and temples were extensively decorated; the reliefs here include depictions of cult activities, religious festivals, coronation ceremonies, and military campaigns.
Excavations at Karnak have yielded numerous examples of both royal and private statuary, the remains of votive images set up here in honor of the gods. Some of the most magnificent of these come from the Court of the Cachette, where salvage work in the early 20th century uncovered over 700 statues and statue fragments and more than 17,000 bronzes.
LEARNING THE LANGUAGE
PLEASE AND YOUR WELCOME are the most common phrases you will use when Traveling throughout the Middle East.
Please (to be polite when asking for something)
Hebrew - Bevakasha. (be-vah-kuh-SHAH)
Arabic – Law Samaht(m) Law Samahti (f) (lao sa-maHt or Lao sa-maH-tee)
Greek – Parakalo (Pa-ra-ka-lo)
Italian – Per Favore (Pair fav-aw-ray)
You’re Welcome (response to thank you, it’s nothing, don’t mention it)
Hebrew – Ein bead ma (en-bed-ma)
Arabic – A’fwan (Ah-fwan)
Greek – Tipota (Ti-Po-tah)
Italian – Prego (Pray-go)
Maranatha Tours Tour Guide Travel Book
In the Maranatha Tour Guide you will find itineraries, dates and prices for a few of the tours we have traveling Though The Bible. If after looking at the Tour Guide you find that the dates do not work with your schedule, please let us know. We will then see if we have other tours available that will match your needs. We have groups traveling throughout the year that might be a good fit.
Also, we have listed other trips that our Tour Hosts allowed us to show on our website. Please visit maranathatours.com and click Hosted Tours. Look for the dates you would like to go and see if there is space available on your requested tour. Each Tour Host listed is excited about you joining them on their trip of a lifetime.
If you would like to sign up for one of the enclosed tours, simply fill out the reservation form and return it along with your deposit to our office. We will then send you additional information regarding the tour.
If you are a Tour Host or Clergy: Join us on a ‘Your Tour’ customized to your exact specifications. Tour where and how you like. You can build the cost on a large or small group, with minimal increase for the latter. Other factors such as departure dates, length of tour, additional destinations, classification of hotels, site selection, specific guide requests and special times for study and devotion can be included in the planning of ‘your’ tour. We look forward to hearing from you and serving you on YOUR “Trip of a Lifetime.”