The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 19
2nd June 2003

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Features & Articles

Emperor Divers Red Sea June Party

As if the diving wasn’t reason-enough to visit the Red Sea, Emperor Divers are tempting divers even more this year with their 2nd Annual Red Sea Bash in June.

All month, divers with Emperor in Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada will have the chance to join in the adventure with Underwater Treasure Hunts, win "must-have" prizes, claim free NITROX, free food and beer, and – wait for it – a free limited edition Emperor Divers ‘Red Sea Bash’ T-shirt!

“Last year was a great success,” says Terry Simpson, Director, Emperor Divers. “So, it’s back by popular demand with a few new dive equipment give-aways thrown in for good measure – and memorable diving, of course!”

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Local News

Egypt Unveils Returned Antiquities

Egypt has unveiled six antiquities — dating back thousands of years — that were returned from North America, including a snake statuette that a Canadian woman gave away because she felt a Pharaonic curse had entered her house.

Foremost among the six objects unpacked from wooden crates at the unveiling ceremony were four fragments of the reliefs that decorated the walls of the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I (1318 B.C.-1304 B.C.) outside Luxor. Tomb robbers appeared to have chiseled the fragments off the walls, which still bore pharaonic paints of green and brown. The pieces, small enough to fit into a briefcase, depicted various figures, including of a woman and a bird. "It's very important to find some pieces from the Seti tomb and to put them in their proper place again to complete the tomb," the Director of the Egyptian Museum, Mamdouh el-Damaty, said. It is not known when the fragments were stolen, but they were returned to Egypt by the Atlanta museum, which had bought them from the Niagara Falls Museum in 1996.

The returned statuette of Hathor — the Goddess of love and motherhood — has the body of a cobra and the head of a woman. It dates from 1550 B.C. It had been in the possession of a Canadian woman who believed her home had become haunted by the statue. The unidentified woman gave it to the Ontario Museum, which returned it to Egypt. The biggest piece unveiled was a stele, or decorative tablet, more than 3 feet high, that was commissioned by a priest who served Pharaoh Psamtik I (664 B.C. - 610 B.C.). It contains hieroglyphic writing topped by a relief of a man and his family standing before Osiris, the God of the underworld. The sandstone stele was stolen in 1983 from Akhmim in southern Egypt. The FBI recovered it during an investigation into New York art dealer Frederick Schultz, who was convicted of receiving and possessing antiquities last year.

Culture Minister Farouk Hosni told reporters that Egypt was making significant progress in recovering some of the thousands of items believed to have been smuggled abroad.
"We are really working now to get everything that has left Egypt illegally," he said.

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Parents & Kids Guide
In the first part of the trilogy - Fellowship of the Ring - the young Hobbit Frodo Baggins inherits a ring; but this ring is no mere trinket. It is the One Ring, an instrument of absolute power that could allow Sauron, the dark Lord of Mordor, to rule Middle-earth and enslave its peoples. Frodo, together with a Fellowship that includes his loyal Hobbit friends, Humans, a Wizard, a Dwarf and an Elf, must take the One Ring across Middle-earth to Mount Doom, where it first was forged, and destroy it forever. Such a journey means venturing deep into territory manned by Sauron, where he is amassing his army of Orcs. And it is not only external evils that the Fellowship must combat, but also internal dissension and the corrupting influence of the One Ring itself. The course of future history is entwined with the fate of the Fellowship.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers begins in the hills of Emyn Muil, where lost Hobbits Frodo and Sam discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. A mercurial creature who has himself been warped by the Ring, Gollum promises to guide the Hobbits to the Black Gates of Mordor if they will release him. Sam does not trust their new companion, but Frodo takes pity on Gollum, who like himself was once a Ringbearer.

Across Middle-earth Aragorn, the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman’s deadly spell through the manipulations of his spy, the sinister Wormtongue. Eowyn, the niece to the King, recognizes a leader in the Human warrior Aragorn, and though he finds himself drawn to her, Aragorn is constantly reminded of his enduring love for the Elf Arwen and the pact they made together.

Gandalf has been reborn as Gandalf the White following his cataclysmic fight with the Balrog, and reminds Aragorn of his destiny to unite the Rohan people with the last remaining stronghold of Human resistance – Gondor.

In their parallel journeys, the Fellowship will face unimaginable armies and deception while also witnessing ancient wonders and the untapped strength of their people. Together they must stand against the powerful forces spreading from the Two Towers – Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman has bred a lethal army 10,000 strong; and Sauron’s fortress at Barad-dûr, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers introduces a trove of compelling new characters such as:

Gollum - Glimpsed tracking The Fellowship in the first film, this mysterious character comes into the light for the first time to play a key role in the quest to destroy The One Ring.

The people of Rohan – including the beautiful Eowyn, her brother Eomer and their bewitched King Theoden.

Wormtongue – Theoden’s duplicitous advisor and Saruman’s spy in the Rohan kingdom.

The Human Faramir – the Gondorian brother of the slain Boromir.

The Ent, Treebeard – a living, walking tree-shepherd who is the oldest being in Middle-earth.

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Job Title: Factory Machinist
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Job Title: Administration Assistant
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Languages: English. German and/or Dutch advantageous.
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Wetsuit manufacturer requires Factory Machinist. Egyptian, Male/Female. Experience of using a sewing machine an advantageous but not required as full training will be provided. Accommodation provided. Wages to be discussed. Please contact: Remo 012 326 0893. Hurghada.
Seeking Summer Job!!! I am a 24 year old female seeking a job in Sinai, preferably Sharm el Sheikh, but open to any other place, for the month of August only. I speak both English and Arabic, am a Rescue Diver, have worked for two years with children in British International schools in Cairo, and love to sing! I am willing to try anything new! Contact me on 012 2149983 or [email protected]
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