Aswan, Egypt

Aswan Egypt a highlight of Egypt and reason alone to pay a visit to Egypt- Aswan Egypt is the finest place to go sailing on the Nile-Aswan Egypt 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tombs of the Nobles

Of the several thousand nobles’ tombs identified in the Theban Necropolis, nineteen are today open to the public. They span a period of nearly hundred years, from the mid-18 dynasty onward. If time does not permit such a tour, then one should at least visit TT100: Rekhmire and TT 55:Ramose, the first with superb painting […]

Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Tutankhamun: His Tomb and its Treasures This famous tomb is amongst the smallest in the Valley of the Kings. Nevertheless it contained treasures which may have represented the most abundant hoar ever buried in the Valley. For, contrary to initial belief that the treasure belonged to a boy-king who had a short and not very […]

Madinat Habu

Madinat Habu is one of Egypt’s best preserved and most interesting temples. Unfortunately, most tourists arrive here at the end of along morning of sightseeing and rarely get more than a quick peek at this fascinating monument. The temple deserves better. It is one of the few monuments in Egypt to convey the emotional impact […]

Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens, in Arabic Wadi al-Malakat, in ancient times was called Ta Set Neferu, a phrase that can mean The Place of of Beauty and also The Place of Royal Children and Wives. It was used in the New Kingdom as a burial place for several royal wives, princesses, and Princes. The […]

Temple of Luxor

In fact, the name Luxor comes from the Arabic al- Uksur, meaning “fortification” Which in turn derived from the Latin word “castrum” the word for a fortification. The temple was also called the ” Temple of Amen of the Opet,” Amenemopet” or ” The Southern Sanctuary.” Like the temples at Karnak, Luxor Temple has undergone […]