Aswan City

Aswan , a city in the South of Egypt, is the ancient city of Swenet, which in antiquity was the frontier town of Ancient Egypt facing the south. Nowadays Aswan is one of the favorite places for tourists to visit.
It is a major mining area for aluminum and iron as well as being a major stop for the cruise boats, as most of the Nile cruises sail between Aswan and Luxor, and vice versa. The local market is a very good place to do your holiday shopping, especially as you will find the best types of fresh spices here. The city became very important after the construction of the high dam, and the worldwide rescue campaign of the Nubian monuments during and after its construction.

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Philae Temple

Philae Temple

“Philae” in Greek or “Pilak” in ancient Egyptian, meaning ‘the end,’ defined the southern most limit of Egypt. This temple, which was dedicated to the goodness Isis, the Goddess of magic and maternity, who was the main patron God of Aswan. It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperors. The temple was nearly lost under water when the high Aswan dam was built in the 1960s. Fortunately the temple was rescued by a joint operation between the Egyptian government and UNESCO.
High Dam

High Dam

The High Dam of Aswan is a great project. In fact it was one of the most important achievements in the last century in Egypt , planed in the 1960s and finished 1971. It provides Egypt with water and electricity and secures the country of the risk of the destructive inundation. This gigantic building is 111m high, 3.5Km in length and about 1Km wide! As a result of its construction, a great lake was formed, Lake Nasser, which is about 10 km wide in some places, and 500km long. extending between Egypt and The Sudan – the worlds largest man-made lake!
Edfu

Edfu

The provincial town of Edfu is located about halfway between Luxor and Aswan .
The Temple of Horus in Edfu

The Temple of Horus in Edfu

Also known as the Temple of Edfu, is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This partly because it was built later than the most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its from a later date, it exactly reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and so provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. The Temple of Edfu is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after the Karnak Temple.