Upper Egypt

Upper Egypt

Named Upper Egypt due to the height and elevation of its lands above sea level compared to Lower Egypt.

Also called the Nile Valley, is an area representing the south of Egypt.

This area extends from Atfih in the south of Giza to Aswan in the south, to the border with Sudan to the east along the red sea, and shows the lower part of the map.

In Arabic, Al-Saeed is the highest part of the earth, and from it, the name Upper Egypt is derived, and the inhabitants of that region are called Al-Saa’id.

Landmarks from Upper Egypt.

Abu Simbel

Upper - Egypt

The temples of Abu Simbel in Aswan Governorate are the most famous in Egypt, the 2 temples are located 290 km southwest of Aswan, and it was one of the monuments registered by UNESCO.

                          Karnak Temple
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Karnak – Temple – EgyLuxortours

The Karnak Temple Complex is one of the most famous Pharaonic temples in Luxor.

The name of the temple was derived from the Arabic word Khornaq, meaning the fortified village.

The Karnak Temple Complex is a cult temple for Amun, Mut, and Khonsu that was built between 2055 BC and 100 AD. the biggest place of worship ever built.
The ancient Egyptians called the temple of Karnak Ipet-isu, which translates to “most exclusive of places.” It is a temple city with nearly 2,000 years of history, erected to honor the Theban trinity of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
This abandoned location must have been breathtaking back in the day and is still capable of dwarfing many modern wonders.
This was the only spot that could have been the home of the gods to the ancient Egyptian populace, which was mainly illiterate.
With a 200-acre footprint, it is the largest religious structure ever constructed (1.5 km by 0.8 km).

Book now and explore the highlights of Luxor, visit the Karnak temple complex and Amenophis temple. Karnak Is the largest temple in the world, dedicated to the Gods Amon, Mut, and their son Khonso.

Modern constructions

Aswan High Dam

Upper - Egypt

The High Dam in the south of Aswan is one of the important landmarks in Upper Egypt. This construction worked to protect Egypt from flooding, and drought.

Behind it lies Lake Nasser, which extends for a length of 500 km, and 10 km in width.

The total storage capacity is 162 billion cubic meters, and dead storage is 32 billion meters.

Assiut Barrage

Uppper - Egypt

A group of dams on the Nile River in the city of Assiut (375 km south of Cairo). It was designed by the famous British engineer William Will Cox.















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