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Aswan

Aswan is the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile. Being the furthest south of the three, it has a large population of Nubian people, mostly resettled from their homeland in the area flooded by Lake Nasser. Aswan is the home of many granite quarries from which most of the Obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa, and many raiding parties began their travel south from Aswan.
Aswan airport
Aswan airport
Aswan by day from our hotel
Aswan by day from our hotel
Aswan by night from our hotel
Aswan by night from our hotel
The Mausoleum of  Aga Khan on the west bank of the Nile
The Mausoleum of Aga Khan on the west bank of the Nile
A motor boat ride to the Temple of Philea which was reconstructed to save it from the rising waters from the Aswan Dam
A motor boat ride to the Temple of Philea which was reconstructed to save it from the rising waters from the Aswan Dam
The Temple of Philea
The Temple of Philea
The Temple at night
The Temple at night
Philae Temple at  Aswan, Egypt
Philae Temple at Aswan, Egypt
The Aswan Dam
The Aswan Dam
A nighttime street bazaar
A nighttime street bazaar
A felucca sailing on the Nile
A felucca sailing on the Nile
A glass-blowing demonstration and shopping opportunity
A glass-blowing demonstration and shopping opportunity
The Camel ride to St. Simeon Monastery
The Camel ride to St. Simeon Monastery
My Camel, who really wasn't in the mood to do this.  A loose saddle is not really a good way to ride a camel  :)
My Camel, who really wasn't in the mood to do this. A loose saddle is not really a good way to ride a camel :)
Time to catch up to the other guys now
Time to catch up to the other guys now
The Monastery of St. Simeon
The Monastery of St. Simeon
A trek across the Sahara to a Nubian village
A trek across the Sahara to a Nubian village
Our own armed camel guard
Our own armed camel guard
The Nubian village in the distance
The Nubian village in the distance
Just like home
Just like home