By Sherine El-Menshawy
The aim of this paper is to assess to what degree were archaeological visits in ancient Egypt is regarded as
visits of historical or touristical purpose. Research questions include: Who traveled, where and why? The
accessibility of the visited places, the preferred season for such visits, the visitors‘ ethics in relation to the
ancient monuments, the provisions carried with them and the preferable means of travel will be discussed.
Evidence for those visits will be discussed, followed by analytical argument.