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Aswan - Abu Simbel


Aswan stands on the east bank of the Nile and is a busy market and tourist center.

Aswan's  location is at the first Cataract of the Nile, which provided a natural boundary between Egypt and Nubians.

In the Nile the island of Elephantine, which is the largest of the Aswan area islands, and is one of the most ancient sites in Egypt, with artifacts dating to predynastic periods.


Abu Simbel is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).



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