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Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular small group journey through antiquity travels from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then: a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo. Highlights include: 

  • Cairo’s intriguing ancient sites, including the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
  • Old Cairo touring
  • Renowned Egyptian Museum
  • Abu Simbel’s dramatic temples
  • Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel
  • Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubian homeland
  • Aswan’s temples at Kalabsha
  • Nile felucca sail
  • Nile River cruise
  • Aswan Dam visit
  • Ancient temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens
  • Egypt’s inestimable historic atmosphere

*Price includes airfare from select cities including Boston and New York. See brochure or contact Odysseys Unlimited for full terms and conditions, including airfare rates for additonal cities. 

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Cairo, Egypt
Day 2: Arrive Cairo 
Day 4: Cairo 
Day 5: Cairo/Aswan/Embark Lake Nasser Cruise
Day 6: Lake Nasser Cruising – Kalabsha Temples/Wadi el-Seboua 
Day 7: Lake Nasser Cruising – Wadi el-Seboua 
Day 8: Lake Nasser Cruising – Amada/Kasr Ibrim/Abu Simbel 
Day 9: Disembark/Abu Simbel/Aswan/Embark Nile Cruise Ship 
Day 10: Nile Cruising – Aswan/Kom Ombo/Edfu 
Day 11: Nile Cruising – Edfu/Luxor/East Bank 
Day 12: Disembark/Luxor/West Bank 
Day 13: Luxor/Cairo 
Day 14: Cairo 
Day 15: Depart for U.S.

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Susan Ackerman

Susan Ackerman is the Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. She joined the Religion Department in 1990 after teaching at the University of Arizona and at Winthrop College in South Carolina. She is a specialist in the religion of ancient Israel and the religions of Israel's neighbors (Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan), an interest she first developed as an undergraduate religion major at Dartmouth (A.B., 1980) and continued to explore in graduate school at Harvard (M.T.S., 1982; Ph.D., 1987).

Faculty Readings 
Faculty-Authored Books: - When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David (2005). - Warrior, Dancer, Seductress, Queen: Women in Judges and Biblical Israel (1998). - Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-Century Judah (1992).
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