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Dahabiya Cruise Sightseeing
   
Luxor :
Built during the eighteenth dynasty by Amenhotep III and added to by Ramses II, Luxor Temple was built to celebrate the annual Opet Festival when the statues of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu were taken in procession from Karnak to Luxor. The temple features colossal seated statues of Ramses II and large open courts surrounded by elegant papyrus columns. Open daily.

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The Theban tombs of the Nobles extend over a large populated area to the south of the Valley of Kings. More than 400 tombs of nobles and officials can be found here among the houses of the village of Gurna. Tickets for two to three tomb visits can be purchased in the kiosk near the Colossi of Memnon. Open daily.

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The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a temple complex, where pharaohs built for over 2000 years. The temple is dedicated to Theban triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu.

This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many of the wonders of the modern world and in its day must have been awe inspiring.

For the largely uneducated ancient Egyptian population this could only have been the place of the gods. It is one the largest religious buildings ever made. Todays pilgrims are mainly tourists. It covers about 200 acres 1.5km by 0.8km The area of the sacred enclosure of Amon alone is 61 acres. The Hypostyle hall at 54,000 square feet with its 134 columns is still the largest room of any religious building in the world. In addition to the main sanctuary, known as the Precinct of Amun, there are several smaller temples and a vast sacred lake.

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The Valley of Kings is the ancient burial ground of many of Egypt's New Kingdom rulers. Among 63 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen (KV 62) that was discovered in pristine condition in 1922. Ticket is valid for entry to three tombs. Not all tombs are open to the public every day; valley is open daily.

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The mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut, rises from the desert plain in a series of terraces, very different from the usual temple plan. The portico around the upper terrace is decorated with statues of the queen that have been meticulously restored from fragements. Open daily.

Simply beautiful.
   
The great mortuary temple of Ramses III dominates the site at Medinat Habu. Second in size only to Karnak, the main pylon and well-preserved wall carvings record military campaigns against the sea peoples and depict bound captives from Syria, Nubia, Palestine, and other border countries. Vivid colors on columns and ceilings are quite well preserved. A ceremonial palace complex is adjacent. Tickets available at the West Bank kiosk. Open daily.

Simply beautiful.
   
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Kitchener's Island lies in the middle of the Nile at Aswan and is home to over thirty varieties of palm and tropical plants from around the world. The effect is lush and exotic and attracts colorful birds, water fowl, and egrets. Open daily. Cafe; Gift Shop.
This island is the oldest inhabited part of Aswan and served as the cult center of the ram headed god Khnum in ancient times. Today, three Nubian Village sit on the island and the central part of the island is dominated by the Moevenpick Aswan Resort. The southern end of the Island is being excavated and is partly closed to visitors.
The High Dam was built from 1960 to 1971 and measures 12, 562 feet across and created Lake Nasser. The water power generates electricity for most of Egypt. The Soviet sponsored project is commemorated by a lotus-shaped monument at the western end of the dam.
The extensive temple complex dedicated to Isis was relocated to Agilika when the island of Biga was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in the 1960s. The Temple of Isis was a pilgrimage site popular well into the Christian era.

Aswan.
Dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. We have a great deal of information about its construction from reliefs on outer areas. It was begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was finished in 57 BC. Most of the work continued throughout this period with a brief interlude of 20 years while there was unrest during the period of Ptolemy IV and Ptolemy V Epiphanes.

This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth. Hence, the current temple was but the last in a long series of temples build on this location. It is said that the original structure housing a statue of Horus was a grass hut built in prehistoric times. At any rate, there is an earlier and smaller pylon of Ramesses II which sits in a 90 degree angle to the current building.
The temple is the most distant monument from the main surrounding wall of El Kab, since it is at a distance of about 3.4km.
It represents in fact a respository chapel for the barque which served at the time of the processions of the goddess Nekhbet. It was co dedicated to Nekhbet and Hathor.
The plan of the temple
Two sovereigns are represented there: Amenhotep III and his father Thutmosis IV. This monument had been constructed therefore either entirely by Amenhotep III at the beginning of his reign, or started by Thutmosis IV and finished by his son.
It benefitted from a careful creation, the interior decor being achieved with great care, in raised relief, decorated with paintings which are in the main preserved with their freshness.
Of almost a square shape, the roof is supported by four columns with Hathoric capitols.
In front of the entry to the temple existed a small hypostyle room with four columns
Located in the town of Kom-Ombo, about 28 miles north of Aswan, the Temple, dating to the Ptolemies, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philometor in the early second century BC. Ptolemy XIII built the outer and inner hypostyle halls. The outer enclosure wall and part of the court were built by Augustus sometime after 30 BC, and are mostly gone. There are also tombs from the Old Kingdom in the vicinity of Kom-Ombo village.

The Temple known as Kom Ombo is actually two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here. The Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings.

Everything is duplicated along the main axis. There are two entrances, two courts, two colonades, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries. There were probably even two sets of priests. The left, or northern side is dedicated to Haroeris (sometimes called Harer, Horus the Elder) who was the falcon headed sky god and the right to Sobek (the corcodile headed god). The two gods are accompanied by their families. They include Haroeris' wife named Tesentnefert, meaning the good sister and his son, Panebtawy. Sobeck likewise is accompanied by his consort, Hathor and son, Khonsu.
 
   
 
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