General Travel News

Statue of Egyptian god discovered

A huge ancient statue of the monkey god of wisdom, Thoth, has been discovered in Egypt, said the council of antiquities in Egypt on Tuesday. The statue is four metres (13 feet) tall and was found in four different pieces along with two others when workers were pushing the groundwater beneath Luxor to preserve the city’s pharaoh temples. The statues were discovered near the temple of Amenhotep III and dates back to the 18th dynasty.


"It is the first time that a statue of Thoth, depicting him as a monkey, of this magnitude has been discovered,” said Mansur Boraik, head of pharaonic antiquities in Luxor. Other statues discovered include the sky god Horus, depicted as a falcon, an alabaster statue base that is probably the base of one of Amenhotep III’s statues and a granite statue of the pharaoh Ramses III.

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Al-Sabeen Park

Al-Sabeen Park

Sanaa, Yemen

Address: located right next to the al-Sabeen Square off 45 Meters Road. This large, gently rolling landscape marvel is the venue for frequent local fairs and events. It is Sana'a’s largest public park, and houses a colorful assortment of flowering plants, offering locals and tourists alike a relaxing environment to let go after a long day. ...

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Hong Kong, China

Aberdeen to the south of the Island has Sampan tours around the harbor and the floating markets are a must for every visitor to see. ...

The National Museum

The National Museum

Bahrain, Bahrain

The largest museum in Bahrain, the National Museum is a must-see for history enthusiasts; it is a goldmine of archaeological discoveries and Bahraini cultural relics. The Museum contains most remarkably, an entire dug up tomb as well as intricately carved seals and Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian writing that assert Bahrain’s trading history. Other treasures include; the dioramas of Bahraini cr...

Film City

Film City

Mumbai, India

Want to see your favorite stars in flesh and blood? Then head to Film City of India, the venue for the shooting of many Bollywood movies.  The movie sets there are sure to fascinate you with authenticity of construction that you can hardly manage to distinguish fake from real. Sprawled over a large area, Film City has fountains, gardens, lakes, helipads and real looking buildings. In addition...