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A healthy Nile cruise where you’ll learn all about ancient Egyptian medicine

How did the ancient Egyptians treat disease? What medicines did they have? How did they die? Can we tell if the death was natural or not?

imageYou’ll find out all the answers on a new river cruise tour, “A History of Medicine Cruise along the Nile”, from Jon Baines Tours.

Spend three nights in Cairo, the “city of a thousand minarets”, where you will glimpse a side of the capital rarely seen by visitors with a carefully selected range of medical and cultural visits and lectures.

You’ll then fly to Luxor and board a Nile cruise to journey from Lower to Upper Egypt. In Aswan, home to the nomadic Nubians, learn about the city’s historic and medical secrets.

Follow the Nile back to Luxor, the “World’s Greatest Outdoor Museum” and learn of ancient Egyptian medicine in the company of Professor Rosalie David.

Luxuriate for three nights in the opulent Winter Palace Hotel built in 1886, from where archaeologist Howard Carter announced the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. From Luxor, fly back to Cairo and transfer to London Heathrow.

The woman who will provide you with all those answers is Professor Rosalie David, pictured top, Director of the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester.

The focus of her career has been the establishment of a new university specialisation – biomedical research within the field of Egyptology – to provide a different approach to understanding the civilisation of ancient Egypt.

In Aswan, above and below, you will learn about the city’s historic and medical secrets

Rosalie has lectured at universities in many countries and, since 1974, on Nile cruises. Alongside her university career, she now leads tours for Jon Baines Tours and this year will be leading the “History of Medicine Cruise along the Nile” from 12 to 25 October.

Since 1969 Rosalie has visited Egypt on an annual basis (sometimes 3 or 4 times a year) and is passionate about this fascinating country.

She is the author of over 30 books and many articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been consultant and contributor to several television documentaries.

In 2003, Rosalie was awarded an OBE for services to Egyptology and has received Fellowships of The Royal Society of Medicine.

Posted on 6th September 2012 at 11:02 am in Cruise News | (0) Comments

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