Aswan, a city on the Nile River, has been southern Egypt's strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Temple of Philae, on Agilkia Island near the landmark Aswan Dam. Philae's ruins include the columned Temple of Isis, dating to the 4th century B.C. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum, from the Third Dynasty.

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Abu Simbel temples

UNESCO world heritage

Philae Temple

UNESCO world heritage

Nubian Museum

archaeological museum

Nubian Village

colorful village

Temple of Kom Ombo

historic temple

Unfinished Obelisk

ancient obelisk

Philae Island

UNESCO world heritage

Elephantine Island

archaeological site

(Kitchner's Island) Aswan Botanical Garden

island, garden

Sound and Light Show

ancient history

Monastery of St. Simeon

7th century

Aswan Markets

colorful markets

Aga Khan Mausoleum

burial place

New Kalabsha

temples, structures

Qubbet el Hawa

rock cut tombs

El-Tabia Mosque

beautiful mosque