Idabel, OK (April 9, 2019)—Henry Moy, Director of Museum of the Red River, will lead a ten-day study abroad program to Egypt in 2020. The trip includes visits to the country’s most recognizable landmarks and a cruise down the Nile. Moy noted that travelers will receive “unprecedented access” to recently opened sites. A deposit of $500 must be made by September 23, 2019, in order to attend.
One of the trip’s highlights is a behind-the-scenes look at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Cairo. GEM houses the entire King Tutankhamun (AKA: King Tut) collection. The program includes visits to Egypt’s most iconic landmarks, like the Valley of Kings and the Great Sphinx. It also includes excursions to recently revealed sites, like the Nubian Tombs of the Nobles. The cost of the trip begins at $3,999. More information, including a tentative itinerary, is available here.
Ancient Egypt made several important contributions to some of the world’s earliest technological advancements. Remnants from this era, like the Great Sphinx, have been a source of scientific and cultural interest for generations. The country has also been occupied by several foreign powers, including the Greeks, Romans, Persians, Ottomans, and British. Despite this, Egypt has maintained a strikingly unique and easily-recognizable culture. Unsurprisingly, it’s has been a popular tourist destination for centuries.