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14 Nights | Pathways of the Pharaohs (river)

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Edfu

Edfu

Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the [Nile River](/search?q=nile-river "Nile River") between [Esna](/search?q=esna "Esna") and [Aswan](/search?q=aswan "Aswan"), with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Edfu is the site of the [Ptolemaic Temple of Horus](/search?q=ptolemaic-temple-horus "Ptolemaic Temple of Horus") and an ancient settlement, [Tell Edfu](/search?q=tell-edfu "Tell Edfu"). About 5 km (3 miles) north of Edfu are remains of ancient pyramids. $$http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttDIZJCG3y0$$

Aswān

Aswān

Aswan, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. It is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Aswan is the smallest of the three major tourist cities on the Nile. Being the furthest south of the three, it has a large population of Nubian people, mostly resettled from their homeland in the area flooded by Lake Nasser. Aswan is the home of many granite quarries from which most of the Obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa.

Abu Simbel temples

Abu Simbel temples

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel in Nubia, southern Egypt. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions.

Bur Safajah

Bur Safajah

Bur Safājah is a city in Egypt. It is located in the gouvernement of Al-Bahr al-Ahmar, in the eastern part of the country, 500 km southeast of the capital Cairo. Located 23 meters above sea level, the terrain around the cage Safājah is flat to the northeast, but in the south it is hilly. It is also a tourist area that consists of several bungalows and rest houses, including the Safaga Hotel, with a capacity of 48 rooms (126 beds). The resort is known for its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs which have acquired specific characteristics for remedy of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Having numerous phosphate mines, it is regarded as the phosphates export center.

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