enjoy a day’s sightseeing in aswan,the amazing place in the world,the southern suny city of Egypt
was an ancient border town,aswan is famous for its ancient monuments,little islands and spices souks (markets),
you will start your tour with the unfinished Obelisk,which still lies in the ancient granite quarries,
it was abandoned because of a crack in the stone and still exist tools of the builders that give us an idea
how work was done,if unfinished obelisk had been finished,it would have been the largest monolithic piece of stone
ever handled weighing over 1000 tons,and then take the motorboat to the island where the philae temple is located
and visit the temple of isis that remained in use till 550 AD when emperor justinian closed it (it was the last pagan temple in use).
according to legend isis found the heart of osiris here.
then move to visit the high dam that was constructed between 1960 and 1970 to control floods,
provide water for irrigation and generate electricity, the reservoir it created,
lake nasser is 550km long and 350m wide.
the dam itself is 111m tall, 3800m long and 980m wide at the base, 40m at the crest.
and then return to nile cruise for the night.