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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Al-Dakka

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Ptolemaic and Roman Temple of al-Dakka has been moved from its original site to a new one not far from Wadi al-Sebua. Dakka was originally...

Al-Derr

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Temple of al-Derr was moved near the site of Amada in 1964. It is a rock-cut temple built by Ramses II and dedicated to himself,...

Amada

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The main part of the Temple of Amada, dedicated to Amun-Ra and Ra-Harakhte, was constructed in the 18th Dynasty. Various 19th-Dynasty...

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...

Philae

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The oldest physical evidence, from blocks found on-site, of the worship of Isis dates back to the reign of the 25th-Dynasty Ethiopian...

Qasr Ibrim

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This is a large site on what is now an island. Not too many years ago the area was attached to the mainland by a spit of land. Because...

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...

Temple of Haroeris and Sobek

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Built between the 2nd century BC and 1st century AD, the temple stands on a bend in the Nile. It is especially romantic to behold the...

Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Abu Simbel began as a small village of a few houses clustered at some distance from the temples of Abu Simbel. Now it is a lush oasis...

Wadi al-Sebua

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Famous for being the site of two New Kingdom temples, the island's earlier temple, which had both freestanding and rock-cut elements,...

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