A 3,500 year old broken tooth, found in a box in a burial chamber has helped solve on of Egyptology’s great mysteries.
Â According to a recent article in the Travel Weekly magazine, a CT scan revealed that the tooth would fit exactly into the mouth of a previously unidentified mummy, now known to be the only female pharaoh from the Golden Age, Hatshepsut.
That means that not only can visitors now come face to face with her in the Mummy Room at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum but also that experts have changed their view on this indomitable queen’s relationship with her stepson and the manner of her death.
So, even now, new discoveries are happening all the time and new sites are being excavated and opened to the public. Which means that it really is a great time to take a Nile cruise and visit Cairo.
Following the instability following the 2011 revolution things have been quieter under President El-Sisi and tourists are returning in larger numbers each month. In September visitor numbers were up 193%.
The Nile at this time of the year is incredibly tranquil and visitors are welcomed warmly by Egyptians in Luxor and Cairo. Such a large proportion of the population are dependent on tourism so the increase in visitors is more important than ever.
We have some great Nile cruise bargains and if you would like to find out more about visiting Cairo or Nile cruising please call our FREEPHONE number 0808 1089 100. We have travelled throughout Egypt many times and I’m sure we’ll be able to answer all of your questions.