Egypt Secret Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, start your day tour to Nubian Museum and Kalabsha temple, visit Kalabsha Temple, It was located originally South Aswan on the west Bank of the Nile River at Bab al-Kalabsha, Then proceed to the Nubian Museum which contains a lot of monuments lost under lake Nasser, it is reflecting the the Nubian culture and civilization, at the end of your tour transfer back to your hotel in Aswan
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Aswan day tour Kalabsha temple and Nubian Museum
In the morning meet your guide and start your day tour in Aswan.
Your private tour guide will takes your through the ancient Egyptians civilization to see and explore the magnificent and the magic of Aswan .
Your first tour of the day will be to The Temple of Kalabsha (also Temple of Mandulis the sun god for the Nubians ) is an Ancient Egyptian temple that was originally located at Bab al-Kalabsha (Gate of Kalabsha), approximately 50 km south of Aswan.
The temple was situated on the west bank of the Nile River, in Nubia, and was originally built around 30 BC during the early Roman era. While the temple was constructed in Augustus’s reign, it was never finished. The temple was a tribute to Mandulis (Merul), a Lower Nubian sun god . It was constructed over an earlier sanctuary of Amenhotep II.
The temple is 76 m long and 22 m wide in dimension. While the structure dates to the Roman period, it features many fine reliefs such as “a fine carving of Horus emerging from reeds on the inner curtain wall” of the temple. From Kalabsha’s “sanctuary chambers, a staircase leads up to the roof of the temple” where one can see a splendid view of the temple itself and the sacred lake.
After the construction of the high Dam of Aswan the temple of Kalabsha was relocated, to protect it from rising waters on Lake Nasser. The temple was moved to a site, located just south of the Aswan High Dam. The process of moving the temple took more than two years.
Your next stop will be to Nubian Museum which contains a lot of monuments lost under lake Nasser, it is reflecting the the Nubian culture and civilization.
The Nubian Museum (officially the International Museum of Nubia) is an archaeological museum located in Aswan, Upper Egypt .
The Museum contain now Three thousand pieces of Egyptian antiquities, representing various ages; Geological, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic, were registered. The open-door exhibition includes 90 rare monumental pieces, while the internal halls contain 50 invaluable pieces dating back to pre-historic times, 503 pieces belong to the Pharaonic period, 52 to the Coptic era, 103 to the Islamic age, 140 to the Nubian era, in addition to 360 pieces reflecting the history of Aswan.
At the end of the tour the guests will be transferred back to hotel in Aswan
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