Urban Conservation in Historical Cities
Urban Conservation in Historical Cities

IEREK Workshop

  • 23, Nov / 27, Nov 2015
  • Luxor & Aswan, Egypt
Workshop Email
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The International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage which was held onboard over the  Grand Palm Nile Cruiser which also gave all the participant a good approach to start this workshop. The scientific committee members to be part of our workshop were:

  • Prof. Douglas Comer (Principal, Cultural Site Research and Management, Inc. “CSRM” & Conference Chairman)
  • Prof. Antonella Versaci (Kore University of Enna, Italy & Scientific Coordinator of the Conference)
  • Prof. Ahmed Rashed (British University in Egypt “BUE”)
  • Dr. Monica Hanna (American University in Cairo “AUC”, Egypt)
  • Dr. Mohammed Assem Hanafy (University of Alexandria, Egypt)
  • Hamdy Elsetouhy (Researcher and Specialist in Conservation)

The workshop was significant not only because of the professors having joined/led the workshop but  also the discussed topics which were taken from the inspiring heritage  landmarks in Luxor then adding a strong scientific value. Groups have been divided or distributed according to the chosen topics from the scientific committee professors over each group to analyze & discuss their own subject to yield results, solutions, & reach conclusions.

Different subjects have been discussed and many opinions and theories produced regarding the value of Architectural Heritage in  Luxor such as discussing the value of  Hassan Fathy’s Architecture; one that has been reflected in his city “Old Gourna”.

IEREK would like to thank the scientific committee for their contribution to the workshop which was very useful  for the community’s awareness about the Architectural heritage in historical cities.


IEREK is proud to host its very first Heritage Week! The Heritage week will be held in parallel to the international conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage from 23 – 27 November 2015 on a Nile Cruise from Luxor – Aswan. It is an opportunity to bring people from diverse places, cultures, and backgrounds together to collaborate and exchange information with one another. It is a collection of 3 conference days in total in addition to 2 FREE workshop days.

Register now and save a seat as they are very limited!

Note that the workshop offer does not include accommodation.

The offer that both the (Conference + Workshop) are free is only limited to students! (whether undergraduates or post graduates). IDs will be checked.

Those who are anything other than students must pay the Audience fee and will still receive the offer of attending the workshop for FREE.

Below are Pictures and shots of the Nile cruiser;
The Accommodation for the 4 Nights will be on board of the Nile Cruiser, that includes:
  • The Accommodation for the 4 Nights will be on board of the Nile Cruiser, that includes:
    • Hotel Boat Sailing between Luxor and Aswan.
    • 3 Meals for all the 4 days.
    • High Tea for all the 4 days.
    • Transportation from Luxor airport and to Aswan the airport.
    • Site Seeing through tours with a guide to important Temples, Tombs and Heritage areas at Luxor and Aswan Cities where the most monuments of the world are located there.

    To benefit from a 10% discount only for Accommodation fees, Please attempt to pay before the 1st of August, 2015.

    Book Your Accommodation Now

  • Double Room " 4 Nights"520 $
    Single Room "4 Nights"$ 660

    Fees for Egyptians
    Triple Room "4Nights"1900 LE
    Double Room " 4 Nights"2800 LE
    Single Room "4 Nights"4800 LE

Venue And Location
The conference venue start from Luxor which has often been called the world’s greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. The number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Actually, what most people think of as Luxor is really three different areas, consisting of the city of Luxor on the east side of the Nile, the town of Karnak just north of Luxor, and Thebes, which the ancient Egyptians called Waset, which is on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor.

Television, Madinet Al Bayadeyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Travel Information
Luxor: the beginning of the conference, where they are away from the city of Cairo, about 670 kilometers, and where saluting preferred that the conference will be on the Nile cruise starting from the city of Luxor down to Aswan and the duration of the trip 5 days.

For participants in the conference from outside Egypt. Upon arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you must travel to the city of Luxor by domestic flight, the duration of the trip about 1:15 hours . There are many times for domestic flights to the city of Luxor almost every hour.

Upon arrival at the airport in Luxor, you must rent a taxi to Embarkation of the Nile Cruise. Taxi cost about 2 euros, and will arrive within 20 minutes.

If you prefer to travel by train: You have to go to the railway station by Taxi and it’s about 19 km from the airport in Cairo, and then travel by sleeping train to the city of Luxor and the trip it takes from 9 to 10 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 50 euros round trip Ticket to Luxor and the return from the city of Aswan where it ends Nile cruise trip.

If you choose to travel by bus, you must also go to the down town and you can find bus station booking beside the railway station, its about 20 km from the airport in Cairo.

The journey to the city of Luxor by bus about from 8 to 9 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 10 euros one way ticket only to the city of Luxor, after you reaching the end of the bus station, you must rent a taxi to  Embarkation of Nile cruise, the cost of a taxi about 2 euros, and will arrive within 15 minute.

As for the participants in the conference from Egypt if you prefer to travel to the venue of the conference, if you’re a resident in Cairo, you’ll need to travel by bus or by sleeping train or Spanish train, and if you are from outside the city of Cairo, you must travel by bus or by Express train via Cairo then you can change the train and complete your trip by sleeping train.