Private excursion to Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser

Private excursion to Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser

On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Youregypttours.com  Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the ...

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On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Youregypttours.com  Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the temple to help you unlock its secrets. For two years from 1961, Kalabsha Temple was dismantled into 15,000 pieces and moved block by block to its current location on the banks of Lake Nasser. It was just one of 18 temples and monuments moved in order to preserve them from the rising Nile water created by the construction of Aswan's High Dam. The temple which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis, was originally built just after the Ptolemy period, the era after Alexander the Great's death (323BC). The facade of the temple is undecorated suggesting it was never finish by its original builder, the Roman emperor Octavius Augustus. Despite being unfinished, Kalabsha Temple is considered the most complete, and largest free-standing temple in Nubia. The inner walls feature Egyptian artwork including a carving of St George slaying a dragon and Coptic crosses, showing the influence of Christians who used the temple as a church during the Roman persecution. Another piece of art work which is a feature of the temple is a carving declaring the prohibition of eating pork which is carved in Meroitic. This language remains a mystery to Egyptologists today, with its origin still unknown. Your private tour from Aswan includes a qualified Egyptologist guide, entrance fees and transportation from your Aswan hotel.

 

Schedule Details:

Departs:

Daily

 

Departure Time: 

   * 9:00am (later departures are available until 1:00pm if required, please advise at time of booking)

 

Departure Point:

Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area

 

Return details:

Tour returns to original point of departure

 

Hotel Pickup: 

Tour departs from Aswan hotels and Port area. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.


Pricing information

 

  Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us

  Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.

  Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat

  Prices are per person.

  Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

 

Additional Information

Inclusions:

 

  Qualified Egyptologist guide

  Entrance fees

  Hotel/port pickup and drop off

  Transport by air conditioned minibus

 

Exclusions:

 

  Gratuities (recommended)

  Food and drinks, unless specified