Let’s begin our look back at the civilization that was Ancient Egypt with a basic look at some of the traditionally accepted history.
Beginning around 3150 BC, the first pharaoh unified Upper and Lower Egypt which lead to the evolution of several Kingdoms for the next few thousand years. The fertile conditions of the Nile River Valley created a surplus of crops and allowed the culture to develop and thrive.
Many of the recognized achievements of the ancient Egyptians include advanced surveying and construction techniques which lead to the building of monumental pyramids, temples and obelisks, as well as successful systems of mathematics, medicine, agriculture and irrigation, the development of an independent writing system, the creation of the first know ships, and even an elaborate system of religious beliefs (depicted in this image).
There is no doubt the culture and monuments of ancient Egypt have left a lasting legacy on the world.To this day, new information is being analyzed and debated by Egyptologists potentially leading to a rewriting of our shared history.
We will be exploring this rich and mysterious history during The Great Convergence!
Why do you think people are so interested in this Ancient civilization?
Our final option for our ‘choose your own adventure’ day is visiting what is believed to be the first egyptian pyramid, also known as the stepped pyramid of the Saqqara Necropolis. If you choose to visit Saqqara, on your return path you wil
l get to experience hand crafted oriental rugs in the making while sipping hibiscus tea.
See all the options in The Great Convergence itinerary:
Of the many options for choosing your own adventure during our second day in Egypt, another possibility is a romantic camel ride through the desert sand dunes around the Giza plateau to the legendary Sphinx.
Another option for our “choose your own adventure” day is seeing first hand the 2,300,000 blocks that make up the megalithic structure that is the Great Pyramid and possibly get the chance to ascend through the narrow passageways into the king’s chamber.
Our second day includes several options for day trips to some of Egypt’s finest offerings including visiting the famous Cairo Museum to dive deeper into the ancient histories of the egyptian dynasties and see some of the most incredible his
torical artifacts in the world, like King Tutankhamun’s burial treasures.
For many moons, we’ve been crafting an unforgettable 3 day event for us to come together and share an outstanding adventure of a lifetime. From the enchanting streets of Cairo to the mysterious passageways of the king’s chamber, there will be mystical moments waiting for us around every corner.
The itinerary and plan of this gathering is still unfolding and will continue to do so until we all emerge in Egypt, but in the meantime here is a little, flavorful taste of what you can expect starting with Day 1:
Upon our arrivals, we will make our way to Giza, home of the Great Pyramids. After settling in at our hotels, we will have an initial poolside meet and greet followed by a series of presentations, panels and discussions to engage our curiosities about the mythical stories of this land, the unfathomable megalithic structures, and this historical, prophesized moment in time.
In the evening we’ll take pleasure in the charming poolside persian gardens of the Mercure Hotel with an eclectic mix of some of the top music and artists from the west coast dance culture.
This Winter Solstice, December 20-22, 2012 we will be gathering from across the globe for a once in a lifetime experience at the Great Pyramids to intentionally celebrate this potent, transformational time in our lives.
As we converge at
this powerful place at this particular time, we will be acknowledging and participating in a great astronomical alignment, drawing upon the lessons and wisdom from our past and inspiring us in our creations for the future.
From December 20th to the 22nd, the Great Convergence itinerary will include special private tours of the monuments, trips around the area, interactive speaker panels, music and dancing with the lit great pyramids as a backdrop and much more. More info: http://bit.ly/NhRbJz
Then From December 23rd to the 28th we warmly welcome you to embark on a 5 day/ 4 night adventure on a beautiful cruise ship traveling down the revered Nile River. Together with Quest Travel, we have designed a tour that will take us on a guided exploration of some of Egypt’s oldest and most magnificent temples. We will investigate ancient mythology and modern thought on what these temples were used for and perhaps the true history of our human race with some of the most progressive Egyptologists. More info: http://bit.ly/NmXfEq
This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. Like the ancient Egyptians, civilizations throughout the world have been draw to the stars and celestial bodies in the sky.
Using this change in perspective, what wish would you make upon this star?