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The Royal Cache: Abder Rasoul Caves

Date: December 8, 2022 | By: Ashish Sanghrajka | Category: Travel Blog

Dear Advisor Partners,

Part II of our dispatch from Egypt takes us to a part of Karnak nobody outside of researchers and archaeologists have been to. For this journey, we had to go up… to go down, specifically up in the hills over Karnak, hiking on rough, unmarked trails. The local team of excavators, who I call the real workers behind the new discoveries, escorted our group up the rocky hill. The droves of tourists at the temple at the base of the hill didn’t even know we were up there.

As we turned the bend, a wooden plank resembling a Tibetan bridge lay over rocky drop that we all had to cross. This is when the excursion became real for everyone, and I would say, exciting for almost everyone. Crossing the bridge and coming around the bend, we saw the chair, then the drop. I don’t know how wide the smile on my face was, however judging by the matching smiles among the local guys, they could tell I was raring to get down that tunnel.

The chair dropped us down one by one, with our guides already down there, ready to tell us the story of Abd-er Rasoul. In these very caves, just a few meters from where I was standing, is where a large portion of the Pharaonic mummies that were discovered in 1882 were found, piled away when the original tombs were plundered. We were the first ones ever to enter this cave outside of the researchers, and this by no accident, represented something I have asked for 30 years. Where is the Egypt behind the pyramids?

As you can see in our latest video, I think we found the answer. On special permission basis, these caves can now be added exclusively to a tailored Big Five journey for a supplement.

This was #BigFivin

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