EGYPT (part 2 continued)

The cruise arrives in Aswan, Egypt's southern city. Visits include the Botanic Island,
a Nubian village, the gigantic Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan Dam, the Night Bazaar just to name a few.

Botanic Island     Botanic Island     Nile scenery from Botanic Island     Aswan scenery

Old Dam       High Dam       Lucky Charm       Camel

A further major highlight is the Temple of Isis at Philae. The whole temple, as it was also done
for Abu Simbel, was dismantled and reassembled on higher ground due to the construction
of the High Dam. A magical experience is for sure the Sound and Light show.

Temple of Isis at Philae     Temple of Isis at Philae     Temple of Isis at Philae     Temple of Isis at Philae     Philae Sound and Light

After two days spent in Aswan, the cruise returns towards Luxor in order to visit
two more major points of interest of this city, the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.
The Temple of Karnak covers a huge area and was constructed and extended
over a thirteen centuries period.  It includes three main temples and several
enclosed and outer ones.

Karnak Temple     Karnak Temple     Scarab on Karnak Temple Site     Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple          Wall Reliefs          Obelisk          Karnak Temple

Karnak and Luxor Temple were connected via a three kilometres long stone street
lined on each side by sphinxes. Luxor Temple was mainly built under the reign of
the pharaohs Amenophis III and Ramses II. Statues of Ramses II as well as two
obelisks were erected at the main entrance gate. One of these two obelisks can nowadays
be seen at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Luxor Temple     Luxor Temple     Luxor Temple     Luxor Temple

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