Aswan and Lake Nasser Sights

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Aswan 9

Interior Lake Nasser Monuments 5

The Aswan Dams 3

Abu Simbel: the Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari 1

New Kalabsha 1

Philae: The Temple of Isis 1

Daraw Camel Market 1

Kom Ombo 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 8

Cemetery 1

Dam 2

Garden/ Arboretum 1

Island 4

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

Market/ Bazaar 2

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 5

Museum/ Gallery 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 10

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Aswan Souk

  • Market/Bazaar

You won't find fresh elephant tusks here these days, as in the past, but this is still a lively, colorful marketplace filled with Nubian...

Elephantine Island

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Sources attribute the name Elephantine Island to three possibilities: the elephant cult symbol of a predynastic Egyptian tribe; the ancient...

Kitchener's Island

  • Island

Also known as the Island of Plants, Kitchener's Island is named after Lord Horatio Kitchener, famed for his campaigns in the Sudan at...

Mausoleum of the Aga Khan

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The Fatimid-style Tomb of Sultan Muhammed Aga Khan III (d. 1957), leader of the Shi‘a Isma‘ili (Shi‘ite) sect, stands sentry over...

Nubia Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This is the triumphant capstone of the effort to preserve Nubian culture and folk heritage in the wake of the building of the Aswan High...

Saint Simeon's Monastery

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This brooding mass dates from approximately the 7th century AD, and it is one of the largest and best-preserved Coptic monasteries in...

Seheyl Island

  • Island

Also called Sehel Island, this is one of many islets (some of which are game preserves) in the cataract, or rapids, where the Nile narrows...

Tombs of the Nobles and Gubgubet al-Hawa (Tomb of the Wind)

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The West Bank is the final resting place of the Keepers of the Southern Gate, the adventuresome ancient Egyptian noblemen of Elephantine...

Unfinished Obelisk

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The site, to the east of the Fatamid Cemetery, is an abandoned workshop, in which balls of greenish dolorite are still lying about. Dolorite...

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