Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser

Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser Sightseeing Tour from Aswan

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Duration
7 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Head to the sacred shores of Lake Nasser on a day tour from Aswan
  • Visit the unexplored gem of ancient Egyptian architecture at the Kalabsha Temple
  • See carvings of St. George slaying a dragon, and depictions of the prohibition of pork
  • Learn how the temple was dismantled and moved to its current location after the construction of the Aswan High Dam
Overview
Discover an overlooked jewel of ancient Egypt on a tour of Kalabsha Temple, considered one of the finest examples of Egyptian architecture in Nubia. Set on the sacred shores of Lake Nasser, the temple reveals glorious carvings and a fascinating history.
What to Expect
Head to the sacred shores of Lake Nasser on this 7-hour excursion from Aswan, and discover Kalabsha Temple, one of the lesser-toured jewels of ancient Egypt. In the company of an expert Egyptologist guide, you will learn about its origins in the early Roman era, and see evidence of the Christians who used it as a church during the Roman persecution.

Dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus, and the Nubian god Mandulis, the temple was originally built after the Ptolemy period, the era following Alexander the Great's death. Discover how the undecorated façade, which suggests it was never finished by its original builder, and explore the interior walls, where Egyptian artwork includes a carving of St. George slaying a dragon, as well as Coptic crosses that show the influence of the Christians.

Your guide will show you a carving that declares the prohibition of eating pork, carved in Meroitic, a language that is a mystery to Egyptologists today, its origin still unknown. You will also learn how the temple was dismantled into 15,000 pieces and moved block by block to its current location after the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
What's Included
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air conditioned minibus
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunglasses and a hat

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