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									                              Featuring Yale Professors
                            JOHN COLEMAN DARNELL
                              and COLLEEN MANASSA

             M A R C H 2 TO 1 5 , 2 0 1 0
 Cruising the Nile aboard
the exclusively chartered
  Sun Boat III
         TO ABU SIMBEL
Stay at the Mena House              Fly to Abu Simbel                  Savor fresh produce from   Temple of Isis at Philae
next to the Pyramids                to see the Temple                  the fertile Nile Valley    above Lake Nasser
                                    of Ramses II

       DEAR YALE TRAVELER,                                                                                          a

                    or all of recorded time, the mighty waters of Egypt’s Nile River have been      Luxuriate aboard the 18-cabin

                    the source of life-giving sustenance, cultural riches, and mythic power.            yacht Sun      Boat III,
                    Flowing north with winds that blow south, the Nile enabled ancient               reserved exclusively for Yale,
                                                                                                      as you cruise the Nile River
                    trading boats to sail easily in both directions —the world’s first super-
                                                                                                     from Luxor, viewing ancient
       highway —and gave birth in 3, 500 B.C. to a remarkable civilization that lasted for
                                                                                                      temples and contemporary
       3,000 years. Join Yale on the EGYPT OF THE PHARAOHS program, March 2 – 15, 2010,
                                                                                                          village life along the
       and explore the glorious age of the Pharaohs aboard the elegant 18-cabin yacht,
                                                                                                              scenic banks.
       the Sun Boat III, reserved exclusively for a small group of Yale travelers.
              Throughout the journey, travel with Yale Professors John C. Darnell and
       Colleen Manassa; join excursions led by expert guides Tarek Swelim and Fetiche
       Posma-Zaalouk; and learn about contemporary issues as well as ancient history.                   Explore the labyrinthine

              At the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza, the labyrinth of ancient tombs in the                            of
                                                                                                       tombs in the Valley

       Valley of the Kings, the dramatic Great Dam at Aswan, and at Abu Simbel’s                     the Kings at Thebes
                                                                                                        with specially arranged
       majestic temples honoring Ramses II, you will grasp the significance of the rich
       legacy, both ancient and modern, this region has bequeathed to future civilizations.
              This Egypt adventure begins in Giza, outside of Cairo, at the historic, 5-star
       Mena House Oberoi situated amidst 40 acres of fragrant gardens in the shadow
       of the Great Pyramids. After a flight to Luxor, board the elegant Sun Boat III, and             Fly to Abu     Simbel to
                                                                                                       view the colossal temples
       cruise the Nile to legendary archeological sites at Karnak, Dendera, Edfu, and
                                                                                                         built to honor Pharaoh
                                                                                                      Ramses II and his beautiful
              Returning to Cairo, your journey ends with a visit to the incomparable
                                                                                                              wife Nefertari.
       Museum of Antiquities, an exploration of Islamic Cairo, and of course, an
       opportunity to look for last minute treasures in the bazaar.
              Join fellow Yale alumni on this extraordinary journey.
                                                                                                       At Giza, see the ancient
                                                                                                      “sphinx paws” up-close by
                                                                                                           special permission.
                                                                 P.S. Capacity is limited on
       Judith Cushingham, Director                               Sun Boat III, so book quickly
       Yale Educational Travel                                   to ensure your participation.
                                     Colleen                     John
                                     Manassa                     Coleman


                                               J O H N C O L E M A N D A R N E L L , is a pro-
                                               fessor of Egyptology in the Yale University
                                               Department of Near Eastern Languages and
                                               Civilizations. His interests include Egyptian
                                               religion, cryptography, the scripts and texts
                                               of Graeco-Roman Egypt, and the archaeo-
                                               logical and epigraphic remains of ancient
                                               activity in the Egyptian Western Desert.
                                               Professor Darnell has considerable field
                                               experience in Egypt, and is the director of
                                               the Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt;
                                               under the auspices of that institute he is
                                               director of the Theban Desert Road Survey,
                                               an expedition now in its seventeenth field
                                               season (2008-2009).

                                               C O L L E E N M A N A S S A ’01, ’05 PhD,
                                               joined the faculty of the Department of Near
                                               Eastern Languages and Civilizations as the
                                               Marilyn M. and William K. Simpson Assistant
                                               Professor of Egyptology in 2006. Her research
                                               interests include Egyptian grammar, New
                                               Kingdom literary texts, military history,
                                               funerary religion, and social history.
                                               Professor Manassa teaches widely on the
                                               history and literature of ancient Egypt. She is
                                               currently teaching two Egyptian text courses:
                                               “Egyptian and Nubian Historical Texts” and
                                               “Late Egyptian Stories.”

                                               T A R E K S W E L I M , a native Egyptian, is an
                                               expert on the art, architecture, and history
                                               of the Middle East. Dr. Swelim earned his
                                               BS and MA from the American University in
                                               Cairo and his PhD in Islamic Art and
                                               Architecture from Harvard University. He
                                               started his career in 1979 by guiding and
                                               lecturing to academic groups in Egypt.

                                               F E T I C H E P O S M A - Z A A LO U K is a noted
                                               speaker specializing in the culture, history,
                                               and architecture of Ancient Egypt as well as
                                               issues relating to women and village life. A
                                               1972 graduate of Helwan University in Cairo,
                                               she has been guiding educational groups
The Aga Khan mausoleum                         and special visitors for many years.
overlooks the Nile River in Aswan.
Take an optional camel ride aboard   Visit the step pyramid                                                  Stroll the Luxor
the “ship of the desert”             of Saqqara                                                           sphinx promenade

                                                                                  En Route
                                                                               Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 2
                                                              U.S. / Evening departures from the U.S. on
                                                              overnight flights to Cairo. ( Meals aloft)

                                                                            Cairo          and     Giza
                                                                            W e d n e s d a y, M a r c h 3
                                                              On arrival, transfer to the historic Mena
                                                              House Hotel and spend the afternoon at
                                                              leisure. From its early days as a royal
                                                              hunting lodge and later transformation to a
                                                              deluxe hotel, it has hosted dignitaries and
                                                              world leaders visiting the Egyptian capital.
                                                              Enjoy its lovely gardens and the incompara-
                                                              ble views of the great pyramid of the
                                                              Pharaoh Khufu. This evening gather for a
                                                              welcome orientation meeting and reception.
                                                              Afterwards, stroll the grounds and admire
                                                              the pyramids lit in the evening shadows.
                                                              M E N A H O U S E O B E R O I ( Meals aloft; R )

                                                                  Giza Pyramid and Sphinx
                                                                   Paws and Solar Boat
                                                                              T h u r s d a y, M a r c h 4
                                                              Marvel at the last standing monument of
                                                              the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,
                                                              the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau.
                                                              Then marvel at another Egyptian icon, the
                                                              half man-half lion, 4,500 year old sphinx.
                                                              Special access to the “sphinx paws” has
                                                              been arranged.. Before returning to the
                                                              hotel for a leisurely afternoon, visit the
                                                              restored funerary boat of Cheops, a 4th
                                                              dynasty Pharaoh who, according to tradition,
                “TRIP OF A LIFETIME—                          left this world for the next transported
wonderful itinerary, excellent guides,                        aboard his Solar Barque. This evening
                                                              gather in a private Egyptian home and meet
         outstanding accommodations,                          locals at a welcome reception and dinner.
terrific food, enjoyable companions.”                         MENA HOUSE OBEROI (B, L,D)
                                                                                                              Mediterranean Sea

         Saqqara                   and   Dashur
                      Fr i d a y, M a r c h 5
Journey to the unique step pyramid of Saqqara,                                                                                                                                    SHIP
                                                                                                                                                     CAIRO                        LAND
a precursor to the grand Giza pyramids. Visit                                                                               GIZA
the underground galleries where hieroglyphs                                                                              SAQQARA
cover the walls from floor to ceiling depicting

daily life in Egypt’s 5th millennium B.C. After

                                                                                                                                            Nile R
lunch, study the bent pyramid at Dashur.
Return to the hotel and relax. This evening
is free for independent pursuits.

   Cairo            and       Karnak Temple
                   S a t u r d a y, M a r c h 6
Fly to Luxor. Upon arrival, explore the fabu-
                                                                        egypt                                                           ABYDOS
                                                                                                                            VALLEY of the KINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                 Red Sea

lous Karnak Temple complex, the largest
ancient religious site in the world. Wander
among the enormous 134 stone columns, and                                                                                                                               ASWAN
marvel at the myriad, well-preserved obelisks
telling stories of the ancients. This evening
visit the Luxor Temple under a crescent moon.
Then gather for a welcome aboard dinner on                                                                                  ABU SIMBEL
your private yacht. S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )
                                                                         Valley of the Kings
                                                                               Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 9

             Luxor             and   Abydos                In the cool, early morning darkness, cross the
                     S u n d a y, M a r c h 7              Nile to Thebes, ancient capital of Egypt.                                                      Aswan
                                                           Explore evocative tombs in the Valley of the                                         T h u r s d a y, M a r c h 1 1
The morning begins with a lecture followed
                                                           Kings, hidden for thousands of years. Visits                    Sail around Kitchener’s Island aboard a
by leisurely cruising as you observe the
                                                           to recent discovery sites and special access                    traditional felucca sailing vessel. Named for
activities of people at work in villages along
                                                           have been arranged. Continue to the grandi-                     Britain’s Lord Kitchener, the island was given
the Nile riverbanks. After lunch, visit Abydos,
                                                           ose temple dedicated to Hatshepsut for a                        to him in appreciation for his victorious
a pilgrimage site for worshippers of the
                                                           photo op before viewing the towering 19-                        campaigns in the Sudan. Enjoy afternoon
pharaohs of the Ancient Kingdom. Dedicated
                                                           meter Colossi of Memnon, the only remains                       tea aboard your private yacht. This evening,
to the Lord of the Netherworld, Osiris, the
                                                           of a temple honoring Amenhotep III. Then                        meet local Nubian villagers who perform
temple walls are handsomely carved with
                                                           explore the Medinet Havu, mortuary temple                       traditional dances. S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )
hieroglyphs depicting the lives of the kings.
                                                           of Ramses III, before returning to the ship
S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )
                                                           and setting sail for Edfu. S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )        Aswan                       and   Philae Island
                                                                                                                                                    Fr i d a y, M a r c h 1 2
Dendera                 and        Luxor Museum                         Edfu           and    Cruising                     After the Russian-led Aswan Dam project got
                     M o n d a y, M a r c h 8                              W e d n e s d a y, M a r c h 1 0                underway in the 1960s, archaeologists and
Explore the temple complex of Dendera,                     Disembark at Edfu and explore not only the                      citizens from all over the world dismantled
dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love,                  best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt but                      the Temple of Isis at Philae Island and
music, wine, and procreation. Then listen to               also the second-largest after Karnak. It was                    relocated it to higher ground. Now a UNESCO
faculty lectures on board while cruising to                dedicated to Horus, the ubiquitous falcon-                      World Heritage Site, the island has numerous
Luxor. Upon arrival, visit the magnificent                 headed god of the Egyptians. The main                           ruins including the Kiosk of Trajan, sometimes
Luxor Museum collection including artifacts                building includes a great Hypostyle Hall and,                   referred to as the Pharaoh’s Bedstead, a
from Luxor Temple, King Tut’s tomb, and a                  just outside, an entrance colonnade that                        small, elegant building with enormous
partial reconstruction of the Karnak Temple                remarkably still has visible, original colored                  columns. Then drive to view the engineering
walls. Then investigate the tempting treas-                reliefs. Board your elegant yacht, Sun Boat III,                juggernaut of the still controversial High Dam,
ures at the Luxor bazaar, or return to the ship            for an afternoon of leisurely cruising.                         which forever changed Egyptians’ way of life.
to relax before dinner. S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )   S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )                                S U N B O AT I I I ( B , L , D )
       Abu Simbel                   and        Cairo
                 S a t u r d a y, M a r c h 1 3
Disembark from the Sun Boat III in the early
morning for a short flight to the astounding
monument at Abu Simbel, located in former
Nubian lands. At the twin temples built by
Pharaoh Ramses II, huge statues depict
him and his favorite wife Nefertari. During
construction of the Aswan High Dam, the
temples were threatened with submersion
under the rising waters of Lake Nasser.
Between 1964 and 1966, a project sponsored
by UNESCO and the Egyptian government
dismantled both temples and reconstructed
them 65 meters higher than the original site.
Late this afternoon, fly to Cairo and check in
to your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
M A R R I OT T PA L A C E H OT E L ( B , L )

                          Cairo                        SUN BOAT III                                was built in 1992 and extensively refurbished
                                                                                                   in 2005 to reflect the graceful style of the
                   S u n d a y, M a r c h 1 4          1920s and 1930s. Of the more than 200 cruisers now sailing the Nile, none surpasses
Immerse yourself in the riches of the incom-           Sun Boat III in comfort, service, or cuisine. With its limited capacity and old-world
parable Museum of Egyptian Antiquities,                elegance, you will have the feeling you are sailing the Nile on a private yacht. Secure,
repository of thousands of important arti-
                                                       well-located, private docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan ensure that the vessel is
facts, including the cache of gold found in
                                                       always conveniently located and easy to board.
Tutankhamen’s tomb. In Al Azhar Park learn
about the extensive contribution the Aga                      All cabins face outside with two picture windows and are equipped with full
Khan Foundation has made in reclaiming                 en-suite bathrooms with shower and hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning,
this section of old Cairo. After lunch, con-           satellite television, internal telephone and external telephone with international line
centrate on Islamic Cairo with a focus on              access, safety deposit box, individual CD player, and mini-bar.
significant Islamic monuments. Feel the                       Sun Boat III has large, inviting lounges lined with windows so you can sightsee
reverent atmosphere at the oldest surviving
                                                       as you relax over a cool drink or converse with your fellow travelers. On the vessel’s
Muslim place of worship, Ibn Tulun Mosque.
Enroute to the hotel, make a last optional             spacious sun deck, comfortable lounge chairs surround plunge pools, perfect for a
stop for fine handicrafts from the Siwa Oasis          refreshing dip under brilliant Egyptian skies. You will also find a gift shop, restaurant,
women’s co-operative. Gather this evening              laundry service, and on-board Internet access.
for a festive farewell dinner.
M A R R I OT T PA L A C E H OT E L ( B , L , D )
                                                       NILE DECK
                                                        $8,490 per person DOUBLE OCC.
                Cairo          and      U.S.            $12,740 per person SINGLE OCC., LIM. AVAIL.   Tower Deck
                   M o n d a y, M a r c h 1 5
Depart on an early-morning flight home.                PROMENADE DECK
(B, Meals aloft)
                                                       $8,990 per person DOUBLE OCC.
                                                       $13,490 person SINGLE OCC., LIM. AVAIL.
                                                       PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
                                                       $9,990 per person DOUBLE OCCUPANCY             Deck

                                                       ROYAL SUITE
                                                       $10,990 per person DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

                                                       All are outside cabins with two lower
                                                                                                      Nile Deck
                                                       beds, two full windows, en-suite
                                                       bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
                                                 after that they are 100% non-refundable.
Information                                      Final payment is due November 2, 2009               Shop for exotic                            Feluccas ply the river in Aswan
PROGRAM RATES INCLUDE:                           (120 days prior to departure). Cancellations        treasures in the
Comprehensive educational program pro-           within 120 days of departure are 100%
vided by Yale professors John C. Darnell         non-refundable. For this reason we strongly
and Colleen Manassa and local experts            urge participants to purchase trip cancella-
Three nights at the Mena House in Giza           tion insurance. If the program is cancelled
and two nights in Cairo at the Marriott          by the Association of Yale Alumni or our
Palace Hotel Seven-night cruise aboard           tour operator, you will receive a full refund,
the Sun Boat III Meals as indicated in           without further obligation on our part.
the itinerary Four on-tour flights and           No refunds will be made for any part of
coach transportation Welcome reception           this program on which you choose not
and farewell dinner Comprehensive                to participate. Air fares are subject to
program of shore excursions and special          applicable cancellation fees; we are not
events Transfer and baggage handling
between airport and hotels for those meet-
ing scheduled group transport Gratuities
to porters, guides, drivers, waiters, and ship
                                                 responsible for any airline penalties
                                                 accrued in conjunction with this program.

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     M A R C H 2 T O 1 5 , 2 0 1 0 Aboard the exclusively chartered Sun Boat III

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