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Inter Housing Expo 2007
The Spot Local Team
Feminine titles in ancient Egypt
New Italian Consulate now in Hurghada
New finds at Egypt's city of dead
Transformation of Luxor
into an 'Open Museum'
whats on
German School - Open day
Swim-trainer seminar
Parents and Kids - Paper Lanterns
Recipe - Mediterranean Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach
Female hairdresser
Spot Red Sea News
Community News
Inter Housing Expo 2007
real estate fair
April 23-25, 2007

You have to decide: live or invest in Hurghada?

real estate

Would you like to get a good offer? Would you like to pay in terms?
Would you like to get information about all projects in Hurghada at the same time?

You have to visit InterHousing Expo 2007 at the
InterContinental Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt

The exhibition will cover the following fields:

  • The turnover on properties in the Red Sea area (Hurghada, Safaga, El Gouna, Marsa Alam)
  • Architecture problems
  • Interior design and decoration's goods (finishing: tiles – marble, painting, air condition; furniture etc.)
  • Garden decoration

For the first time in the Red Sea area, all property companies, developers, architects, contractors, interior designers will be together under one roof!

We are waiting for you!
InterHousing Expo

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The Spot Local Team

The team behind

  Spot Local Team
Click to see what the
team is saying

We have a young, fresh international team, which currently represents over 7 different nationalities, and everyone has their own unique perspective to contribute.

Click to see what some of the team is saying about the new concept: about us

Spot Local Team – Spot the Difference.

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Feminine titles in ancient Egypt
All societies, ancient and modern, have sought to find ways to acknowledge the people who contribute more than most to their community.
history of Egypt
Queen Nefertiti (the beauty that has come)

Medals are handed out to soldiers who perform particularly heroic deeds. Pictures and statues of leaders are displayed in public places. One very common method of honoring special people is to give them a title. Countess, duke and duchess would be examples used today in parts of Europe.

Ancient Egypt was a very hierarchical society, and as you might expect, titles were very important. There were three ways by which women could acquire a title: inheritance, marriage and merit. We know that all three of these ways were in operation, but at this point we do not have sufficient evidence to do more than guess which method was used for a specific title or which method a specific woman used to earn her titles.

The highest ranking women at any one time were the King's Mother and the King's Great Wife. Egyptian kings could and did have many wives. All bore the title King's Wife, but it was the Great Wife who took precedence at special ceremonies and it was her son who was first in line to inherit the throne. Occasionally a king, Amunhotep III, for example, is known to have had two Great Wives living at the same time. Whenever they were shown together in the same painting, however, only the senior was shown with the title; the other was then simply called King's Wife. As might be expected, there was considerable prestige attached to the titles of King's Sister and King's Daughter, whether the holder be related to the current king or his predecessor.

Read more about the feminine titles in ancient Egypt
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New Italian Consulate
now in Hurghada
The new Italian Consulate, will be responsible for
the whole Red Sea Governorate.
community news
The Italian Flag

Dear Italian residents,

We have the pleasure to announce the opening of a new Italian Consulate in Hurghada and the nomination of Mr. Alberto Barattini as Honorary Consul.
The office is located in Mastaba, Hurghada, and is operative since the 15th of February. It will be competent for the renewal of passports, new inscriptions at AIRE, and any help for Italian citizens.

An official opening will be held on 8th of March with the attendance of the Italian Ambassador and the Red Sea Governor.

Office opening time : Sun-Thur, 10.30am-1pm

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New finds at Egypt's
city of dead
Archaeologists have been unveiling the latest discoveries from the Saqqara necropolis, or city of the dead, south of Egypt's capital, Cairo.
Two tombs dating from between 3,000 and 4,200 years ago are of a royal scribe and a butler.
Another find is of the sarcophagi of a priest and his female companion from the 12th dynasty (1991-1786 BC).
Saqqara holds a number of temples and tombs. Officials say perhaps only 30% of its treasures have been discovered.

The tomb of the royal scribe dates to the period of the pharaoh Akhenaten, who was known for discarding Egypt's old gods. His rule was between 1379 and 1362 BC, shortly before Tutankhamen.

Egypt's antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass, said: "It doesn't look great because it was built from mud brick and not built of limestone, but I really believe that this tomb is very important." The tomb's dark wooden door bears hieroglyphics of the scribe and his wife.
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Transformation of Luxor
into an 'Open Museum'
Egypt's Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, has announced that he has agreed to carry out a project with the City of Luxor.
The project will enhance the cultural and historical riches of the ancient city of Thebes. This project, which will cost 250 million Egyptian pounds, will transform the city into a panorama of classical ancient monuments. Some of the key highlights of this project include lighting along the banks of the Nile and the reopening of the Rameses Road. The project will be carried out in several stages and got under way at the end of last May.
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whats on
German School - Open day
The German School in Hurghada is inviting
you for an "Open Day"
Die Deutsche Schule Hurghada lädt ein zum
"Tag der offenen Tur"
  German School open day
Open day at the German
School in Hurghada
"Open day" on Sun. 04.03.07
from 10:00 - 13:00 pm
(Siva Grand Beach, mainenterance)
The students as well as the teachers are looking forward to presenting the school and awnser questions about us.

"Tag der offenen Tür" am So. 04.03.07
von 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
(im Siva Grand Beach, haupteingang)
Die Schüler und Lehrer freuen sich, die Schule präsentieren zu können und für Fragen zur Verfügung zu stehen!

More information about the
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Global Promotions
Swim-trainer seminar
Learn how to teach swimming the fun way - earn money the easy way with Freds Swim Academy Egypt!
Freds Swim Academy
Become a Swimming Teacher. Join our seminar beginning of march 2007.
Frequently courses for hotel guests and residents will be organized for you by Freds Swim Academy Egypt.

For more information please call 010 136 44 04 or 012 345 90 04.
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Paper lanterns
A fun paper lantern to decorate your home for Chinese New Year. Make many lanterns of different colors or decorations and hang them around your home.
parents & kids
  Paper Lantern
Paper lanterns for
Chinese New Year.
What you need: Construction paper, scissors, tape, stapler, ruler, pencil, glue, glitter, sequins, if desired to decorate your lantern
What you do:
Use your ruler to measure and cut 1" off the short end of your paper. Set aside to use as the handle. Fold your paper in half lengthwise. Draw a line 1" from the end of the long edge of the paper opposite the folded edge. This will be the line where you stop cutting. Measure and mark lines 1" apart starting at the folded edge and moving towards the "stop cutting" line.
Cut on the marked lines up to the "stop cutting" line. Unfold the paper.
Re-crease the paper in the opposite direction. This will hide any pencil marks.
Match the long edges together on the lantern and use tape to hold it in place.
Staple the handle to the top of the lantern.
Make as many lanterns as you wish and display them around your home.
If you wish, add glue, glitter, sequins or other things to decorate your lanterns.

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Mediterranean pasta with shrimp and spinach
In this dish, the shrimp and spinach are cooked with the pasta

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 8 oz. Penne, Mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape, uncooked / 1 cup plain,non-fat yogurt / 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese / 2 cloves garlic, minced / 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill / 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper / 12 oz. medium frozen shrimp, thawed / 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed / Salt to taste.
1.Prepare pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, stir together the yogurt, feta cheese, garlic, dill and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
2.Two minutes before the pasta is done, stir the shrimp and spinach into the pot with the pasta. Cook two minutes.
3.Drain the pasta, shrimp and spinach thoroughly. Stir into the yogurt mixture and season to taste with salt.
4.Serve immediately.
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Female Hairdresser
Position available for female hairdresser with
work experience in El Gouna

Monthly basic salary plus commission offered.English language
and other foreign language skills necessary and favourable.

Contact: 012-0063058 – Kirsta Mitchell.

El Gouna Golf Club/Red Sea
Tel.: 012-223 6471

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