Photo Journal Aswan, Egypt

(Aswan Souq, Northern Quarry, and Philae Temple) Our Nile Cruise Adventure began in Aswan. Here the desert meets the Nile, ancient trade routes once crossed paths, and old kingdoms fortified garrisons to guard the southern frontier leading into Nubia and Sudan.

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Aswan Souq

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PMR Herbs and Spices - Aswan, Egypt

Dried plants, herbs, and teas

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Tang advert

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Canopic jars for mummy organs.

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Galabayas

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Lemons and Veggies

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Pepsi break

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High Dam and Lake Nasser

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First Cataract – Aswan Dam

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Northern Quarry

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The stone cracked so the obelisk was abandoned – very cool that we can see the stone cutting process!

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Chisel Marks

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Resting in the shade

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On our way to Philae Temple

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Our Captain

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Philae Temple dedicated to Isis

After the Aswan dam was built (1902), Philae Island and its temple were partially flooded. With the building of the High Dam and threat of further submersion, UNESCO led a huge relocation project (1972-1980) to move Philae Temple, block by block, to Agilkia Island. They even landscaped the temple’s new island home to look like Philae.

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The faces of Hathor (the cow goddess of love and happiness) each with a different expression

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The Goddess Isis

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Horus

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My son and temple guard  at the Kiosk of Trajan (Pharaohs Bed).

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A wonderful day spent overwhelmed by art and history!

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