Egypt: Tour Egypt Monthly: The Magazine of Egyptian Travel and History - November 2000

This Month in Tour Egypt Monthly:

Feature Articles

A Kid in Ancient Egypt by Ilene Springer

They owned dolls with real hair knotted into the heads, they played ball and stick games, they ran around naked until puberty, and imitated their mothers and fathers at their work at home or in the field. These are the children of ancient Egypt. Although they were kids like kids of every age and place, we have discovered some very intriguing things about the lives of ancient Egyptian children.

Foods of the Gods: Part I - Wine in Ancient Egypt by Michael Poe, Phd.

Dr. Michael Poe is our newest editor, and we are very proud to present his first article for our magazine on ancient Egyptian win. Dr. Poe is an Egyptologist and his views on ancient Egyptian life, we believe, are a very welcome addition to our Tour Egypt magazine. Explore this ancient alcoholic beverage and discover just how entrenched and sophisticated the Egyptians became with its production.

Ramadan in Egypt by Sameh Arab

Spending the holy month of Ramadan in Egypt is different than elsewhere. Other than the rituals practiced during that month, certain social habits of Egyptian Moslems are much different than anywhere else. Since long time, Egyptians adopted certain social habits during that month, which are not directly related to religion.


Ancient Beauty Secrets
by Judith Illes

Judith takes us on an exploration of body arts in ancient Egypt, this month exploring tattoos. As far as we know, the history of tattooing began in Egypt with the earliest examples found on mummified bodies. This is the first of a two part series. Next month she examines the temporary and contemporary traditions of henna.

Book Reviews
by Mary Kay Radnich & Richard Weninger

This month Richard Weninger reviews well known Egyptologist Zahi Hawass' new book on the Valley of the Golden Mummies, while Mary Kay examines The Western Desert of Egypt by fellow Pennsylvanian, Cassandra Vivian. Both are excellent reads which explore some of the newest archaeological finds in Egypt.

Kid's Corner

by Margo Wayman

Margo has been very busy both with the Kid's Corner in the Tour Egypt Monthly and the Color Me Egypt section of Tour Egypt. This month she looks at birds with even more games, activities and two new stories, along with fun recipes for kids.

Cooking with Tour Egypt

by Mary Kay Radnich

Mary Kay and her good friend Hatti brew up some Shorba Ads (Lentil Soup), and has a great time in the process.

Hotel Reviews

By Juergen Stryjak & Jimmy Dunn

While we have ended the Historical hotels feature article series, this month we step up our hotel reviews, with Juergen Stryjak's review of the Sofitel Maadi in Cairo, and Jimmy Dunn covering the Holiday Inn in Safaga, as well as the Movenpick Jolie Ville in Luxor, Egypt.

Egyptian Exhibitions

by deTraci Regula

Cleopatra is always an interesting topic for most people, and this month deTraci reviews a traveling exhibit which takes a critical look at the political savvy of this last Ptolemaic queen of Egypt. The exhibit is currently in Rome, but is coming to the British and then Field Museums.

Egyptian Night Life

by Juergen Stryjak

Juergen Stryjak this month reviews the Windows on the World, a club atop the well known Hilton Ramses Hotel in Cairo. Window On The World is the perfect nightlife location. The music is enough to give you the sensation of floating over the city.

Restaurant Reviews

by Jimmy Dunn

Rossini is a well known restaurant around Cairo, upscale and elegant, yet at the same time, a relaxing retreat, with its own piano bar (in the evenings), an open air Pergola and even a business corner.

Shopping Around

by Jimmy Dunn

We've not done a story on the Khan yet, so it was about time to at least give it a mention. After all, this is probably the most famous market in the World.

Web Reviews

by Siri Bezdicek

Web Reviews provides an interesting look at other Egyptian sites on the Internet, by the manager of our new Egyptbot search engine.

Editor's Commentary

by Jimmy Dunn

OK, in answer to hundreds of emails, Jimmy Dunn discusses safety in Egypt, with a short analysis of why Egypt is such a safe haven these days.

Prior Issues:

October 1st, 2000
September 1st, 2000

August 1st, 2000

July 1st, 2000
June 1st, 2000

Last Updated: June 5th, 2011