Tour To Kalabsha Temple, Nubian Museum And Elephantine Island

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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.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees of all sites of the tour
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and meals
  • Travel insurance

Price Per Person

  • 01 person:           135  USD
  • 02 people:           80   USD
  • 03-07 people:     70   USD
  • 08-16 people:      50   USD
Children Policy

Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge

Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off

Children from 12 years are considered adults

Itinerary

Tour To Kalabsha Temple, Nubian Museum And Elephantine Island

Meet your guide at your hotel reception to commence your tour to Kalabsha Temple, Nubian Museum and Elephantine Island. 

Tour to Kalabsha Temple:
Your first stop of your tour to Kalabsha Temple is at the New Kalabsha. The New Kalabsha area is located on an island in the middle of Lake Nasser, next to the Aswan High Dam. It includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, the Temple of Garf Hussein, and the Kiosk of Kertasi.

The Temple of Kalabsha was built during the late Ptolemaic period and completed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The Temple of Kalabsha was dedicated to the Nubian god, Mandulis. Today, this magnificent temple is considered one of the greatest examples of Egyptian architecture in Nubia.
 
The Beit El-Wali is a little temple from the time of Ramses II, which was excavated in the rock and dedicated to Amon-Ra. It boasts a patio decorated with scenes from the military campaigns of Ramses II against the Libyans, Asians, Ethiopians, and the Kingdom of Kush.
 
The Kiosk of Kertassi is a small Roman kiosk with four slender papyrus columns inside, and two Hathor columns at the entrance. It is a small but elegant structure that is unfinished and not inscribed with the name of the architect but is probably contemporary with the Trajan Kiosk at Philae.
 
Nubian Museum:

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.

Elephantine Island:

Continue your tour to Kalabsha Temple at the lovely Elephantine IslandElephantine 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.

End your tour to Kalabsha Temple by a transfer back to your hotel.
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