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 […]

Luxor, Egypt: Introduction and History

The ancient city stood on both sides of the Nile, and few spots in Egypt are so ideally suited to such a purpose. The rang of hills to the east and west curve away from the river’s bank leaving broad plains on either side. Here marvelous monuments were raised in honour of Amon-Ra. Luxor, which […]