Waitlist Only

Dates

February 17 to March 2, 2020

Starting Price

$5,297 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $6,492

Deposit per Person

$500

15 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land & Cruise
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular small group journey through antiquity travels from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then: a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo.

Exclusive Departure: this departure is considered exclusive and the participants are U-M travelers, who consist of alums, family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 1

Departure

Depart U.S. for Cairo, Egypt

Day 2

Arrive in Cairo

Arrive Cairo We arrive in the Egyptian capital and transfer to our hotel. As guests’ arrival times may vary greatly, we have no group activities or meals planned.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Richard Redding

Richard Redding is a Research Scientist at the Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan, as well as, a principle investigator in Archaeological Projects in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He is also the Chief Research Officer (CRO) of the Ancient Egyptian Research Associates (AERA www.aeraweb.org).

Dr. Redding received his Bachelors, Masters and bi-departmental PhDs at the University of Michigan (1981). His doctorate was bi-departmental in both Anthropological Archaeology and Biological Sciences. He has taught at Hamilton College, Wellesley College and Oakland University. Dr. Redding was also the Director of Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science (1986-1991) before returning to the University of Michigan in 1993.

Dr. Redding’s investigations, excavations, and surveys have taken him all over the world seeking an understanding of the origin of food production and the evolution of complex societies. He has excavated in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Armenia, Georgia, China, Israel, Mexico, Wyoming and Michigan. As an educator, he is deeply committed to teaching young archaeologists and students in the US, China, and Egypt. Recent teaching has focused on Complexity Theory in Archaeology, Origin and Evolution of Pastoralism and Archaeozoology, which is his specialty.

Dr. Redding publishes articles and reviews annually. His works appear in multiple books, journals, and scientific magazines. His most recent article published is, “The Pig and the Chicken: the Introduction of the Chicken in the Middle East and its Relation to the Evolution of the Human Prohibition on Pig Consumption.” His book, “Kom el-Hisn: An Old Kingdom Village in the Nile Delta”, was published in 2016. Other recent articles published are results of his work at the Pyramids at Giza and the Giza Mapping Project. Other recent works catalog his work in Iran, Turkey, China, Greece, and Anatolia.

He has appeared in several documentaries. Recently, January 2019, in “Decoding the Great Pyramid”. He is appears in “Unearthed (Season 2) – The secret History of the Sphinx.” This is still playing on the Science Channel. He has filmed for two other specials this fall.

Dr. Redding first worked in Egypt in 1981 in the Fayyum Depression. He has also worked in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, Luxor, the Nile Delta and Giza. He was co-director in 1984, 1986 and 1988 at the Old Kingdom site of Kom el-Hisn, a village in the Nile Delta. Since 1989, Dr. Redding has been involved in excavations at the Lost City of the Pyramid Builders. He has spent every winter in Egypt since 1997. Although he works extensively in Egypt, he would like you to know, “I am not an Egyptologist; my interests are in cultural processes.”

Dr. Redding, an avid bicyclist, lives with his wife, Cheri Alexander, in Ann Arbor, where she is also on staff and teaches at the Ross Business School. They have one daughter at Harvard.

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Dates

February 17 to March 2, 2020

Starting Price

$5,297 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $6,492

Deposit per Person

$500

15 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land & Cruise
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064