A full-time faculty member at Boston University's College of General Studies since 1984 and Director of its Institute for the Study of the Origins of Civilization, Robert is also one of ORACUL’s co-founders. Dr. Schoch is pleased to co-lead ORACUL’s Zep Tepi (The First Time) Tour. Dr. Schoch has devoted his life to the study of Earth, its creatures, and, for the past 30 years, its most ancient civilizations, stunning the world in 1991 with his revolutionary research that recast the date of the Great Sphinx of Egypt to a period thousands of years earlier than its standard attribution. In demonstrating geologically that the leonine monument has been heavily eroded by water despite the fact that its location on the edge of the Sahara has endured hyper-arid climactic conditions for the past 5,000 years, Dr. Schoch revealed to the world that mankind’s history is greater and older than previously believed. (For more on Dr. Schoch, please see his website: www.RobertSchoch.com)
Mohamed Ibrahim is an Egyptologist, Khemitologist, Hieroglyphics Expert, and professional Tour Guide. Mr. Ibrahim is also one of ORACUL’s advisors and will serve as this tour’s official Egyptian guide, leading our group from start to finish. Inspired by a passionate desire to share his wisdom, Mohamed offers a wide spectrum of knowledge regarding the history, arts, literature, and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Mohamed was born in Memphis, Egypt, and studied Art and History (Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, Islamic) at Helwan University in Cairo. He has been working as a tour guide and a teacher of hieroglyphics since 2000. Mohamed’s comprehensive knowledge of Ancient Egypt, along with his background in comparative religions and spiritual studies, has enabled him to fill lecture halls and conduct a variety of successful tours over the years. When he is not on tour, Mohamed frequently lectures on Egyptian mythology – its spiritual aspects in Egyptian art, and the Ancient Egyptian concept of Gods and Goddesses.
Meals listed are included as part of the tour:(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Guests arrive in Cairo. They will be met at the airport by a tour representative and escorted to the historic Mena House Hotel in Giza, located at the foot of the Great Pyramid. This landmark hotel was initially established in 1869 as a royal hunting lodge. It has since welcomed kings, queens, princes, presidents, and celebrities from all walks of life and parts of the world. This will be our hotel while in the Cairo area. Guests will settle into their rooms; then in the evening there will be a welcome dinner with brief introductions. (D – Overnight at the Mena House Hotel)