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|A rock tomb set on a hill.
|Interior of a rock tomb.
|View of Aswan across the Nile on the Eastern shore.
|View of Aswan and the Nile from the Western shore with river traffic.
|The fertile strip next to the Nile is very narrow at Aswan.
|The Nile is the world's longest river (6650km).
|View of the centre of Aswan.
|The Nile flows Northwards from central Africa to the Mediterranean.
|Desert sand overlooking the Nile.
|The desert almost reaches the river in some places near Aswan.
|Rocky desert landscape.
|The desert is hauntingly beautiful near Aswan.
|Structures scattered through the desert.
|Without the Nile much of Egypt would be uninhabitable.
|The ruins of the 7th century St Simeon Monastery.
|The monastery once housed 300 monks.
|The monastery was a Christian stronhold with a 10m high wall.
|The monastery was destroyed by Saladin in 1173.
|The stone work is well preserved.
|Cells where monks lived.
|The monastery is surrounded by desert.
|View of Aswan across the Nile from the Western Shore.
|The Tomb of the Aga Khan was built in 1957.
|Feluka on the Nile near the Aga Khan's Tomb.
|Dune by the river.
|The Old Aswan Dam was built by the British between 1898 and 1902.
|The dam is 42m high and 2.4km long.
|The dam created a large artificial lake.
|Boats on the lake caused by the dam.
|The temples of Philae were reconstructed on Agilqiyyah Island after the former island was flooded by the old Aswan dam.
|The Temple of Isis was originally on the island of Philae.
|Philae was a pilgrimage site for Osiris and Isis.
|Philae was the last outpost of Egyptian culture up to 453.
|The temples of Philae were transported as 47 thousand pieces to Agilqiyyah after the latter was flattened.
|Shrine to Imhotep, the deified architect of Zozer.
|The Temple of Isis dates from 80 BCE.
|Many of the statues of Philae were transported by Roman Emperor, Justinian to Constantinople in 453.
|The temples were moved from Philae in 1977.
|The relief work is very detailed.
|450 thousand cubic metres of rock were removed from Agilqiyyah to flatten the island for the Philae temples.
|View of the Old Aswan Dam from Agilqiyyah.
|Philae island with the structures used to move the temples.
|The Aswan High Dam is 530m high, 3.6km long, 40m wide at its top and 980m wide at its base.
|The dam was completed in 1971 and provides more power than Egypt can use.
|Roadway at the top of the dam.
|View Northwards towards the old dam.
|Plaque celebrating Russian-Egyptian cooperation.
|View Southwards to Lake Nasser the world's largest artificial lake.
|Lake Nasser is 500 square km in area.
|Lake Nasser is the largest artificial lake in the world.
|Desert next to the flooded lake area.
|View of the lake from a n oasis.
|Many temples were flooded by the lake and some were moved to higher ground.
|The Temple of Ramesses II.
|The Temple of Ramesses II was moved to save it from being inundated with water from the Aswan High Dam.
|The front of the structure is 35m high.
|The figures are 20m high and the temple is set against its own artificial mountain.
|The temple was broken up and moved 64m higher in 1968.
|The original temple was constructed out of solid rock by Ramesses II.
|Free standing statues.
|Writing including the cartouche of Ramesses II.
|The interior of the moved temple is inside an artifically created mountain.
|Eight statues of the king line the 16m wide courtyard hall.
|The statues of the king tower over visitors.
|Seated figure of Ramesses II.
|Scenes from the Battle of Kadesh.
|Scenes from the Battle of Kadesh adorn the interior walls.
|The Battle of Kadesh.
|The Battle of Kadesh was between Egypt and the Hittites.
|The rear of the temple dome (25m high, 60m wide).
|The interior of the temple dome which bears a load of 100000 tonnes.
|View of the village of Abu Simbel.
|The desert near the temples .
|The Temple of Nephertari has a facade 12m high and 28m long.
|The Temple of Nephertari, wife of Ramesses II, is one of two at Abu Simbel
|Ramesses II and Nephatari.
|Nephatari making offerings to a seated Hathor.
|Hathor and Nephatari.
|Nephatari with sistrums, a flower.
|Hurghada is a costal region on the Red Sea.
|The Red Sea coast has large areas of beach.
|Corals below the surface.
|Fish below the surface.
|Grilling freshly caught fish.
|The beautiful coastline.
|Hurghada on the Red Sea coast.
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