Did You Know about the Egyptians?

Did You Know about the Egyptians?

The oldest international peace treaty was between the Egyptians and the Hittites? More than three thousand years ago, two rulers settled an 80-year long war over control of what is today’s Syria. During the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC neither side had emerged as a...
Traveling through Ethiopia

Traveling through Ethiopia

A post-trip interview on Ethiopia with tour managers, Kelly Bryson and Heather Stoeckley Welcome to this post-trip interview with the tour managers behind our Ethiopia Tour: The Wonders of the Horn of Africa. Our experiences often last over two weeks and can be a...
What is an Egyptian Dahabiya?

What is an Egyptian Dahabiya?

Herodotus said it 2,500 years ago: “Egypt is the gift of the Nile” – and what a gift it is – a narrow strip of cultivatable land teased from barren expanse of desert that is home of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known....
Tomb of a goldsmith found near Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Tomb of a goldsmith found near Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Photo by Khaled Desouki (Agence France-Presse – Getty Images) In Draa Abul-Naga, a necropolis for noblemen and rulers not far from the Valley of the Kings, a 3,500-year-old tomb has been unearthed by archaeologist Mostafa Waziri and his team. The occupant of the...
Discover the Secrets of Petra

Discover the Secrets of Petra

The Lost and Found City of Petra Literally carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was “lost” to the Western world for hundreds of years.  Located amid rugged desert canyons and mountains in...