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Egypt Trip Info Session Set

SEPT. 14, 2007--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering students, faculty and the public the opportunity to embark on a journey to the land of pharaohs and pyramids during January Term 2008.

An information meeting about the Jan. 8-20 study trip to Egypt will be Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in KFA B107 at UW-River Falls.

"No other civilization has captured as many hearts and minds of the world as ancient Egypt," says Steven Derfler, art history professor at UWRF who leads the study tour. "Participants will be touched by the glory, mystery and mystique of ancient Egypt while visiting a modern civilization that has been created by the mighty Nile River."

The trip includes visits to such cities as Cairo, Memphis, Giza, Luxor and Aswan and other surrounding areas as well as a Nile River cruise and an air excursion to Abu Simbel. Participants will explore pyramids, temples, tombs, the Citadel, Sphinx, City of the Dead, Aswan High Dam, Valley of the Kings and more.

This all-inclusive package includes airfare, airport departure tax, visas, all meals, five-star accommodations, entry fees, transfers, hotel taxes, tips, travel insurance, porterage at airports and hotels, and domestic air and ground transportation in a private touring coach within Egypt accompanied by an Egyptologist/guide. Estimated cost is $3990 plus tuition for students who are enrolled for credit.

A historian and archaeologist, Derfler has researched ancient civilizations and participated in excavations for more than two decades. He has also been involved with educational institutions in Israel and the Midwest, and his articles and reviews have been published in magazines and newspapers such as the Israel Exploration Journal and the Middle East Review. For more information, contact Derfler at 715-425-0639 or


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