The city of Aswan , the southernmost town in Egypt , was the ancient Egyptian Gateway to Africa and the home of many granite quarries from which most of the obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Its ancient name (SWNET) is derived from the ancient Egyptian symbol for trade or market. It was equally important as a military station as a place of traffic.
After pick you up from the hotel in Aswan , we start a day tour in the amazing city of Aswan. Start with The High Dam, which is an embankment dam built across the Nile and built between 1960 and 1970. It Is an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods of the Nile.
Then, we head to the Island of Philae, one of the rescued and relocated monuments after the building of Aswan Dam in 1898-1902, where we can explore its amazing temple that was dedicated to the Goddess Isis the divine mother of the pharaoh.
Afterwards, we visit the largest known ancient obelisk (The Unfinished Obelisk) which is located in the northern region of the stone quarries. The bottom side of the obelisk is still attached to the bedrock. If finished it would have measured around 42 m long or 137 feet long and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.
Later you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
Lunch meal during the tour
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
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