Aswan Attractions

Information about Aswan history and all of the most significant sites around the city of Aswan south of Egypt

This place contains many monuments built by different kings through different periods, the most famous King was Ramsess II of the 19th Dynasty. Every temple has its dedication God or Goddess, but most of them dedicate for God Amon-Re.

When the High Dam was being built, many of these temples were moved during the salvage operation between 1964 and 1968. This was due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser.

It is located about 150 km south of Aswan High Dam , in ancient Nubia on the west bank of the Nile. It was moved to a new place, elevated site several kilometers to the northwest. Built by the famous king Ramsis II and it is considered the second biggest temple of the Nubian temples.
The ancient Egyptians named this temple "Temple of Ramses-in-the-House-of-Re". It was cut into a cliff, the remaining parts now are consisting of two pillared halls and the rear sanctuaries. One of the two pillars is cut into the rock. The third row consists of engaged Osiride Pillars of Ramesses II that are larger than the others.
It is a small and simple temple located fifty miles to the north of Dekka Temple built during the Greek Roman period and was dedicated to Isis and Serapis; it is consisting of one hall with columns decorated with composite capitals. The only remains are those of the hypostyle hall.
El-Dakka was known to the Egyptians as Pselqet and to the Greeks as Pselchis. This Temple nowadays, sits on a small bluff. It Consists of a facade, pylon, a courtyard and two sanctuaries. It is considered the only Nubian temple with a facade that faces to the north and oriented north-south to parallel the course of The Nile.
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It is located South of Aswan High Dam, near Kalabsha temple in New Kalabsha area, at Aswan. It is considers one of Ramesses II Nubian monumentIt was built to dedicate to God Amon and other Gods. Beit el-Wali was rescued from Lake Nasser by a Polish archaeological team financed by a joint Oriental Institute of Chicago/Swiss Institute of Cairo Project.

It is a building of Two Hathor-headed capped columns flank the entrance. The rest are an architrave with 4 columns; 2 connected with each other, the other 2 with a crossbeam. The capitals of the columns contain fine carvings of date palms and grape vines.
The tomb is a rock cut tombs. It is consist of antechamber, then a niche where there are the remains of three destroyed statues.
The chamber has scenes of Pennut offerings to the gods, and others represent the funeral and the final judgments. However, large sections of wall inscriptions have been cut away.
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