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Now in Upper Egypt, which is south of Lower Egypt

At noon today we arrived in Aswan, after a 14 hour train ride from Cairo. It's warm in Egypt, but in the train it was Arctic temperatures, we froze so much. We arrived in Aswan, which lies on the banks of the Nile around one pm. freshend up a bit and by 2.30 we were out and seing the Unfinish Obelisk, ordered to be made by the female pharao Hapshesut, but the Obelisk was never finished as the stone cracked down the middle. After the Obelisk we went to see the Temple of Philae, which is a really nice and not too big temple. This temple, along with two others, was flooded during the building of Lake Nasser and the dam, but a huge UNESCO project, took them to pieces and assembled them on higher ground, so we can still see them to day. Tomorrow we go to see the Temple Abu Simbel, which was also relocated, along with the cliff out of which it was carved. Well, gotta get to bed now, we have a 3 am wake-up call tomorrow. Best, Eva Maria

Unfinished Obelisk 01

Unfinished Obelisk 01


Unfinished Obelisk 02

Unfinished Obelisk 02


Unfinished Obelisk 03

Unfinished Obelisk 03


Unfinished Obelisk 04

Unfinished Obelisk 04


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Unfinished Obelisk 05


Temple of Philae 01

Temple of Philae 01


Temple of Philae 02

Temple of Philae 02


Temple of Philae 03

Temple of Philae 03


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Temple of Philae 04


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Temple of Philae 05


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Temple of Philae 06


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Temple of Philae 07


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Temple of Philae 08


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Temple of Philae 09


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Temple of Philae 10


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Temple of Philae 11


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Temple of Philae 12


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Temple of Philae 13


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Temple of Philae 14


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Temple of Philae 15


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Temple of Philae 17


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Temple of Philae 19

Posted by EvaMariaTravels 17:00 Archived in Egypt

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