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Tour To Kalabsha Temple, Nubian Museum And Elephantine Island. Discover in a half-day tour the New Kalabsha area which includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertasi. Then proceed to the amazing Nubian Museum and the beautiful Elephantine Island in Aswan with your professional tour guide.
Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
Children from 12 years are considered adults
Meet your guide at your hotel reception to commence your tour to Kalabsha Temple, Nubian Museum and Elephantine Island.
Second stop of your tour to Kalabsha Temple is at the stunning Nubian Museum. Established as part of the UNESCO International Campaign for the Establishment of the Nubia Museum in Aswan and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo. The Nubia Museum in Aswan opened to the public in November 1997 and has won widespread praise for the quality of its design and collections.
The Nubia Museum in Aswan houses finds made during excavations carried out as part of UNESCO’s International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, which were threatened by the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. Besides showcasing many of the more than 3,000 objects found during the excavations, the Museum serves as a focal point for Nubian history and culture. Its collections presenting the history of Nubia from prehistory to the present day.
Continue your tour to Kalabsha Temple at the lovely Elephantine Island. Elephantine is the Greek name for pharaonic Abu. There, the 18th- and 19th-dynasty pharaohs built a large temple to Khnum, the ram god of the cataract region, his consort, Satis, and to Anuket, goddess of nearby Sehel. To the north stands an Old and Middle Kingdom shrine.
In the Old Kingdom (c. 2575–c. 2130 BC) Elephantine was known as the “Door of the South,” since it was the most southerly city in Egypt and the starting point for Sudanese trade. In the Middle Kingdom (1938–c. 1700 BC) it was an administrative center for Egyptian-controlled Nubia. During the New Kingdom (1539–1075 BC), the region was part of the province of Nubia, but, from the Saite period (664–525 BC), it again became a frontier fortress. In modern times the island is the site of two Nubian villages.