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The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk lies, in its original location, in a granite quarry in Aswan. It is 42m in length and was most probably abandoned when some cracks appeared in the rock, during its construction. Had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt, weighing nearly 1100 tons! [...]

The Temple of Philae

Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile, south of Aswan . It was called in Hieroglyphic “Apo” which means Ivory. It was also known by the Greek “Elephantine”, most probably because it was an important centre of trade, especially for ivory.   The Ancient Egyptians built a beautiful and [...]

The High Dam of Aswan

The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important achievements of the in the last century in Egypt, even for many years it was a symbol of the New Era of the Revolution of 1952. It provided Egypt with water and electricity and secured the country of the risk of the destructive inundation [...]

Abu Simbel Temple

The Temples of Abu Simbel are amongst the most interesting Pharaonic Temples. Located close to the southern border with the Sudan, it is 280 km south of Aswan and consists of two, rock-cut Temples, which both date back to the reign of King Ramses II (1290-1223 BC). Unfortunately these unique Temples suffered from the raising [...]

The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon Eighteenth dynasty The mortuary temple complex of Amenophis III in Thebes, the largest single temple ever build in Egypt, was the crown of his extraordinary architectural achievements. Nothing now remains of that monumental structure which has been almost entirely destroyed by earthquakes and stone robbery apart from the two gigantic seated [...]

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Who was Queen Hatshepsut Hatshepsut was the first queen to rule over Egypt in the ancient Egyptian history. Despite the fact that there were many people and royal members who objected the idea of having lady to rule over Egypt, she was able, through her many achievements to prove her abilities to be one of [...]

The Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings    The Valley of the Kings is the largest and most important Pharaonic necropolis in Egypt. It contains the tombs of the kings starting from the 18th dynasty to the 20th dynasty. All the tombs located in the Valley of the Kings are decorated with fascinating paintings representing different scenes of [...]

Luxor Temple

    The name Luxor represents both the present-day metropolis that was ancient Thebes, and the temple on the eastern bank which adjoins the town. “Luxor” derives from the Arabic al-uksur, meaning “fortifications”. That name in addition was adapted from the Latin castrum which referred to the Roman fort built around the temple in the later third century [...]

The Nubian Museum

The Nubian Museum   TheNubianMuseum, one ofEgypt’s most modern, opened on November 16,   1997. Not far fromAswan’s city center (on the road to the airport), the museum is surrounded by an extensive park in which numerous monuments and exhibits are on display. In addition to the many individual artifacts there is a whole collection of [...]

Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple This temple is situated in the East bank to the Northern end of Luxor, about 2 Miles from Luxor train station. Karnak temple was constructed from the beginning of the Middle kingdom around 2040 BC, to the Greek – Roman Kingdom. Every king during these periods contributed in the construction of this temple. [...]

Amoura Dahabiya Nile Cruise

  Amoura Dahabiya Nile Cruise   Amoura Dahabiya is a luxurious Nile Cruise that comprises elegantly furnished suites and cabins. Each cabin has a large window through which you can enjoy the charming view of the River Nile keeping their privacy in their own rooms. Suites span the full width of the boat and open [...]