In November 1922, Howard Carter and his backer, Lord Carnarvon, make an extraordinary discovery in the Valley of the Kings, the sacred burial ground of...... more
In November 1922, Howard Carter and his backer, Lord Carnarvon, make an extraordinary discovery in the Valley of the Kings, the sacred burial ground of the pharaohs, near Luxor: the tomb of the frail young king, Tutankhamen. But the rumour of an ancient curse, of impending grief and disaster, threatens to mar their triumph... A stellar cast - including Tom Baker, Eva Marie Saint, Robin Ellis, Wendy Hiller, Raymond Burr and Harry Andrews - feature in this lavish HTV drama, filmed on location in Egypt and based on Barry Wynne's bestselling Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen. A small army of over 70 actors and technicians travelled to the Valley of the Kings to make the film, but this stunning, highly authentic production - allocated a budget of over two million pounds - was not without its own drama; the most frightening in a series of on-set incidents saw Ian McShane, originally cast as Carter, narrowly escaping serious injury when his car plunged over a 40ft cliff, leaving several cast and crew members feeling decidedly uneasy about the legend of an ancient curse!
Advantages: Interesting, fun Disadvantages: No place for refreshments
...Cyprus is one of the best places to visit if you like exploring archaeological sites and ruins. After a recent visit to the island, I have decided to write about a few of these places. At the top of my list is the Tombs of the Kings.
Tombs of the kings is a huge ancient cemetery in Paphos. Despite the name, the Tombs of the Kings was never used for royal burials. Instead, rich citizens were...
Advantages: Clean, spaceous, pool, gym, sauna, restaurant, friendly staff. Disadvantages: Antiquated equipment in gym, low chlorine levels in pools.
...trees and exotic foliage. A very pleasant place to stay, with excellent facilities and very helpful staff. I did not have a single problem and would definately go again to this hotel. Strongly recomended to anyone thikning of travelling to Cyprus....
Advantages: Family Friendly - Exceptional Service - Great Value and Location Disadvantages: None
...with the upper crust, including most notably, the Princess Royal, Archbishop Markarios and King Farouk of Egypt. The Brandy Sour cocktail, usually associated with Cyprus, was developed for King Farouk by the hotel staff. Daphne du Maurier also composed most of her acclaimed novel ?Rebecca? while staying at the hotel.
Check-in, as always, was professionally and efficiently handled by the multilingual...