Aswan, Egypt

Aswan a highlight of Egypt and reason alone to pay a visit to Egypt- Aswan is the finest place to go sailing on the Nile-Aswan was once one of the most important cities in Egypt The Greek word Syene stems from the ancient Egyptians Swenet, meaning making business or trade. An here in lies the character of Aswan. […]

Philae Temple Aswan

Island of Isis Philae Temple of the Nile The tiny island of Philae, a mere 450 meters long and less than 150 meters wide, captured the imagination of  countless travelers to Egypt from early times. It was famed for it’s beauty and was known as the pearl of Egypt. Plants and palm trees grew from […]

The Temple of Edfu

Edfu which is situated between Esna and Aswan is a site with a long standing tradition, No ancient monument in the world can match it. it means the town of piercing and refers to the triumph of Horus over Set. There is evidence of occupation in Edfu from pre-dynastic times through to the end of the […]

Kom Ombo Temple

Temple of Sobek and Horus Kom Ombo Temple is situated on a hill at Kom Ombo city south of Aswan, Kom Ombo (the ancient Nubyt) means hill of ombos. At this point there is a curve of the Nile with a large island in front of it. This island may once have been a haven for crocodiles […]

Unfinished Obelisk Aswan

One of the most famous stone objects that is left from ancient Egypt in Aswan is the unfinished obelisk, taller than any known obelisk ever raised What Does an Obelisk Mean and What Was It Used For? An obelisk is generally defined as a tall and slender monument, with four sides converging to a mini […]

High Dam Aswan

Aswan High Dam, Arabic Al-Sadd al-Ālī, rock fill dam across the Nile River, at Aswan, Egypt, completed in 1970 but officially opened in 1971 It is one of the most important achievements of the Egyptians have done, even for many years it was a symbol of the New Era as it provided Egypt with water […]