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Aswan and Lake Nasser Travel Guide

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Want to learn more about Aswan and Lake Nasser? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


The Cult of Isis

Isis is a central figure in the Egyptian pantheon. Wife of Osiris, she was responsible for bringing her husband back to life after his jealous...


Top Reasons to Go

Abu Simbel: Study the powerful yet serene face of the pharaoh on the monumental statuary on the facade of the Temple of Ramses II. Philae...


Gamel Abdel Nasser

Lake Nasser is named after Egypt's most important modern-day politician, Gamel Abdel Nasser (Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasir), who broke the ties of colonialism...


Overland Convoys to Abu Simbel

As is the case throughout Upper Egypt, foreign tourists are not allowed to travel independently. All taxis and private cars carrying foreign...


The Old Cataract Hotel

The Old Cataract ( ), which opened in 1900, is a living monument to the age of imperialism. Rising out of a granite bluff...

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