Kom Ombo – Ptolemaic temple

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

This Ptolemaic temple in the town of Kom Ombo was built in the second century BC, it was further expanded and altered in later Ptolemaic times. As a more unusual setting, each of the two sides of the temple is devoted to a different god – one side to Haroeris the falcon, also known as […]

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Philae – island temple of Isis

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

The island temple of Isis (a godess identified with Aphrodite in Greek times), used to be located on the island of Philae in the Nile river, not too far from Aswan. The ancient temples and monuments of Philae date from Ptolemaic (when a Greek dynasty sat on the Egyptian throne) and later Roman times. Besides […]

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Aswan – qarry and Nubian village

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

Aswan, a city nested deeply in southern Egypt desert, is always associated with its High Dam, finished in 1970 with the aid of the Soviet Union. The region is home to many Nubians, who settled in Aswan and in villages along the river Nile. It used to be one of the driest inhabited places in […]

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The desert south of Aswan

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

When it comes to deserts, Egypt has a lot to offer. Unfortunately I had no time to really explore any desert region of Egypt. But nevertheless I want to share some of the images I managed to take while travelling in a convoy from Aswan to the temple of Abu Simbel in early morning. Even […]

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Abu Simbel – temple of Ramses II

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

Ramses II, a Pharao of the 13th century BC, is considered one of the great rulers of ancient Egypt. Not only did he lead his armies into many victorious battles and reach a rather biblical age of more than 90 years, he also gave Egypt many colossal monuments. After his victory over Egypt’s Nubian enemies […]

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