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Aswan



Aswan
Introduction

1. Elephantine

2. Temple of Khnum

3. Runis of Yebu

4. Nilometers

5. Temples of Satet

6. Aswan Museum

7. Nubian villages

8. Tombs of the Nobles

9. Felucca trip

10. Kitchener's Island

11. Aga Khan Mausoleuem

12. Monastery of St. Simeon

13. Unfinished obelisk

14. Fatimid cemetery

15. Nubia Museum

16. Aswan High Dam

17. City scenes

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ASWAN
Elephantine. Aswan Museum

Aswan, Egypt


Aswan, Egypt

Aswan, Egypt


The Aswan Musuem, next to the ruins of Yebu on Elephantine, is a small museum. Its exhibits specialize in antiquities from Aswan and Nubia, many saved before the construction of the oldest Aswan Dam.
Much of the space is devoted to items that may seem insignificant to most visitors, but which shed light on the history of Yebu.
More attention is given to the sarcophagi and mummies. One mummy is a sacred ram, the animal of Khnum, the rest of members of the elite of that time.
Admission is E10, opening hours 7.00-16.00 every day, open until 17.00 through summer.



By Tore Kjeilen