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 An off the beaten track trip to the once cult centre for the ancient Egyptian cat goddess “Bastet“. Tell-Basta is located 80 km to the northeast of Cairo in the eastern Nile Delta. The site houses the remains of a great temple dedicated to the cat goddess, along with a cemetery for the burial of cat mummies offered by ancient worshippers to “Bastet“. A cache of gold and silver vessels and jewellery was also discovered at the site in 1906, and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

 Due to its location in the centre of the modern town of Zagazig, buildings were encroaching on the ancient ruins, cars were able to drive around the temples falling apart. A couple of years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) launched a project to save Tell-Basta. A safe zone was implemented to protect the site from the modern city. A visitors’ centre was built along with a small museum introducing the history of Tell-Basta. The outdoor area of the museum displays a beautiful statue of princess “Meritamun“, the daughter of Ramesses II.

Trip duration: Approx.6-8 hrs.
Start from/Return to:Guest hotel.
Trip essentials:Light cotton clothing-comfortable walking shoes-bottled mineral water-sunglasses-eye drops for the dust-hats-sunblock..
  • Transfer in A/C vehicle toTell-Basta.
  • Certified tour guide.
  • One bottled mineral water per guest.
Not included:
  • Entrance fees.
  • Camera or video charge when applicable.
  • Lunch/Drinks.
  • Tipping.

***Please dress conservatively especially when visiting churches and mosques. Gentlemen should avoid shorts and ladies should avoid mini-skirts, shorts, transparent (see-through) or tight clothing, and tank tops. Also, please be aware that intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable inside churches and mosques. Photography is restricted inside some churches, so please consult your guide first. Should you wish to photograph people then please ask for permission. 

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