The best of the sites of Luxor. Sunset on the Nile, Shopping in the Souk, Inside the Tombs of the Valley of Kings and the Valley of the Nobles, East and West Bank temples. An Egyptian holiday is a... More > dream come true, so relive yours or imagine one in the future.< Less
Want to get more out of your Egyptian holiday or Nile cruise then you need this guide to Luxor. You have done the Karnak, Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens & temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el... More > Bahri and you have another week, what is there to see in Luxor? Jane takes you to her Hidden Luxor, all the place you didn’t know existed. Tombs and temples no one goes to. The temple of Karnak is the largest religious site in the world and now you can explore it all. The White Chapel of Senusret I in the Open Air Museum is the most beautiful object in Egypt, easily rivalling the tomb of Seti I or Nefertari. Want to know where to find it and others like the Botanical Room or tombs of the Nobles like Senenmut or Ramose where you can see decoration done during the reign of the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton removed by the vengeful priests of Amun. Explore the battles of Ramses the Great at the Ramasseum site of the famous Shelly poem about Ramses II. Jane helps you enjoy ALL Luxor has to offer.< Less
Breasts : Sexy, Sacred or Secular is Jane Akshar's award winning dissertation after completing the 4 year Manchester Certificate online course. The topic was a result of living in Egypt, seeing... More > attitudes, hearing about village beliefs it made her curious about the Ancient Egyptian attitudes towards the breast. The dissertation covers all aspects of this study. Including analysis of love poetry, pornographic papyrus, rude graffiti, the portrayal of the breast in art, the significance of goddesses suckling Pharaohs and the dead, breast cancer, the use of wet nurses, not forgetting man boobs! Finally the impact of breast feeding. A great background read for your Egyptian Holiday or Nile Cruise.< Less
Six Essays was written whilst completing the 4 year Manchester University Egyptology online course. Each essay contains the complete bibliography used during the research.
Jane Akshar is a resident... More > of Luxor, Egypt. A lover of Egyptology since early childhood she moved to Egypt in 2003 and runs tourist apartments.
Six Essays was written whilst completing the 4 year Manchester University online course. It covers Pyramids, Egyptian Art and the Tomb, Hatshepsut the Queen that became a King, Temples, Sea Peoples and other foreign invaders, Decline of the Egyptian Empire, Saites, Egyptian culture. Each essay has its own bibliography and these are a great background read for your Egyptian Holiday or Nile Cruise.< Less
Wondering what else to visit in Luxor and puzzled about the various temples. Jane Akshar unlocks the mysteries of Luxor’s Ancient Egyptian temples.
In simple, easy to understand language she... More > shows you how to understand, appreciate and even love these historic places Giving full details of the historical background, the purpose of a temple, cult versus mortuary and structure of the temple complex.
She then delves into the very personality of three very different but related pharaohs the pious grandfather Seti, the father Ramses the Great and the son Merenptah who is linked with the Exodus. Get deep down and personal with the three greats of Egypt’s 19th Dynasty.
Grandfather, Father, Son – Unlocking the secrets of Ancient Egyptian temples< Less
10 years ago Jane Akshar embarked on a great adventure, emigrating to Luxor, Egypt. For the first year she kept a diary online to let reassure friends and family and let them know how she was getting... More > on. Read how she copes with the very different life in rural Egypt with its unique culture and traditions, starting a new business and career, adapting to the life and marriage to a Muslim Egyptian and being a co-wife.< Less
In 1993 Jane and Ayman Akshar were interviewed by Michael O’Donnell for the radio program Relative Values, they told about their meeting with the Church of Christ, Ayman’s conversion from... More > Islam, their subsequent life within that cult and their marriage and birth of their daughter. This book covers that period and what happened next. Ayman’s work as an exit counsellor, Jane’s IT career and chairmanship of PCG, the dynamics of their marriage and the subsequent illness and death of Ayman. Jane then remarried, moved to Egypt and became a Muslim. This fascinating story of two religious journeys in opposite directions will enthral you. It is a story of deceit and lies on a group and individual level.< Less