Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam, Nubian Museum Day Tour

Aswan High Dam, also known as Al-Sadd al-Ali in Arabic, is a dam that spans the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. It cost about a billion dollars to be built and was officially opened in January 1971. The High Dam has a significant positive impact on Egypt’s economy. The yearly Nile flood is now under human control for the first time in history. The dam holds back floodwaters and releases them as needed to maximize their use on irrigated land, water tens of thousands of new hectares, improve navigation above and below Aswan and produce a significant amount of hydroelectric power. The fishing industry is also supported by the dam’s reservoir.

Many buildings among the Philae monuments date mostly to the Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BC). The most notable of these is a temple that was built by Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-246 BC) and dedicated to Isis, the mother of Horus, the deity of the monarchy. Isis is shown nursing Horus in the marshes in a scene from the mammisi, or birth room, where the birth of Horus was commemorated.

When all pagan temples were foreclosed under the Byzantine Emperor Justinian 1’s rule (527–565 AD), the temple of Isis was one of the few ancient Egyptian structures to continue to be used. The very last dated hieroglyphic inscription was carved here in the late 4th century AD by an Isis priest by the name of Esmet-Akhom (394 AD). A Christian church was built inside the temple, and numerous inscriptions were purposefully removed.

A temple to Hathor was also constructed nearby by Ptolemy VI Pilomotor (180-145 BC) and Augustus, the first Roman emperor (30 BC–14 AD). Despite having lost its roof, the Trajan Kiosk (98–117 AD), which once stood in front of Philae’s temple complex, is still sturdy. Travelers to the island frequently described or painted it because of its regular column structure, which made it aesthetically pleasing. Isis is once more at the center of this worship as evidenced by the offerings the emperor makes to her, her partner Osiris, and their child Horus.

The unfinished obelisk, which is very large and very ancient, is situated in the northern section of the ancient Egyptian stone quarries near Aswan, Egypt. Reginald Engelbach conducted a thorough analysis of it in 1922.
As part of the “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” category, the obelisk and larger quarry were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 together with other examples of Upper Egyptian architecture.

An archaeological museum called the Nubian Museum is situated in Upper Egypt (formally known as the International Museum of Nubia). Following the International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, it was constructed to an architectural design by Mahmoud El-Hakim at a projected cost of LE 75 million (about US$22 million at the time). It was established on November 23, 1997, and it is devoted to their culture and civilization. In 2001, it received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Book now and Explore Aswan Highlights, our Egy Luxor Tours tour guide will pick you up from Your hotel or The Airport, Then you will proceed to explore that pearl of South Egypt to explore the engineering miracle the High Dam, the Temple of goddess Isis on Philae island via a motorboat, and the unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut at the quarries, after You complete Your tour you will go back to your hotel.

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Pickup from your Hotel

At 7:00 am Pickup from your Hotel.
Our Egy Luxor Tours Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your hotel In Aswan to enjoy a day tour In the amazing city of Aswan.


Visit to the High Dam

We’ll Start the tour by a visit to the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 to protect Egypt from annual floods from the Nile.


Visit to the Majestic Philae Temple

Move on to visit the majestic Philae Temple which was built In honor of Goddess Isis the chief goddess of the Island.


Visit to the unfinished obelisk

We’ll visit the unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut at Aswan Quarries.


Visit The Nubian Museum in The Nubian Village

Then we’ll proceed to visit The Nubian Museum and Enjoy Lunch In The Nubian Village (optional).


Tour Ends

At the end of the Tour, our representative will drive you back to your hotel in Aswan.

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Aswan Philae Temple High Dam Nubian Museum Day Tour Egyluxortours
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