On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Your Egypt Tours Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to that wonderful temple. Enjoy our Aswan day tours and book now your day trips in Egypt with us.
On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Your Egypt Tours Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour of 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 to preserve them from the rising Nile water created by the construction of Aswan's High Dam. The temple 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 finished 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 artwork that 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.
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You will need to spend 2-3 days in Aswan to see the main attractions. The first day is dedicated to visiting the Philae Temple, Abu Simbel Temple, or the High Dam, all of them are situated on the Nile River so you will enjoy all of them in our Egypt Nile Cruise tours. The second day is dedicated to exploring the Nubian museum and the Nubian Village. The Nubian people's history and culture are explored in the museum.
We recommend you go to Luxor because Luxor has a lot of important ancient Egyptian sites that need a lot of walking around and visiting its temples while Aswan is seen as a place of rest next to its temples.
Aswan offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors to discover and is an ideal base for a one-day tour of the city of Abu Simbel.
The architecture of the High Dam is not only visually attractive nor is it of historical interest. It is hardly a must-see tourist attraction in Aswan.
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