Aswan and Lake Nasser

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  • 1. Al-Dakka

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

  • 2. Al-Derr

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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, Amun-Ra...Read More

  • 3. 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 pharaohs...Read More

  • 4. Elephantine Island

    Elephantine Island | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 5. Philae

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 6. Qasr Ibrim

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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 of the...Read More

  • 7. Saint Simeon's Monastery

    Aswan West Bank | 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 Egypt...Read More

  • 8. Temple of Haroeris and Sobek

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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 temple...Read More

  • 9. Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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 with hotels...Read More

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