Aswan is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Aswan one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Aswan is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Aswan or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Aswan. Explore the historical monuments of Aswan with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Aswan guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Aswan page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Aswan landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Aswan.
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Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Egypt
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
So it’s a big rock project that no one finished. Big deal. It really is a big deal; this could have been the largest ancient obelisk in the world if it had been finished. It would have stood 42 metres tall. The carvers were cutting it right out of the bedrock but abandoned their work when the stone cracked. It’s also famous because its ...
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Nubia Museum, el Fanadek Street (Opposite Basma Hotel), 81111, Aswan, Egypt
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The museum was brought about when UNESCO appealed to Egyptologists and archaeologists the world over to save Nubia’s relics from the rising waters of the dam-lake Lake Nasser. 60 expeditions rescued thousands of objects from hundreds of sites. The museum housing these relics opened 12 years later on a beautiful waterfall graded landscape.
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08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The monastery here was built on the ruins of an older one and dedicated to St. Simeon. For four centuries the monks here practiced converting Nubians to Christianity till Saladin destroyed the place. The complex has an upper and a lower level. It was once surrounded by a 10 metre high wall, a feature that allowed it to function as a fortress. There...
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Island of Agilika, Aswan, Egypt
07:00 am - 04:00 pm
Philae is actually the island that the temple USED to reside on. The construction of the Aswan Dam led to the island’s flooding, so the UNESCO had the whole complex relocated to the Agilkia Island nearby.
The temple here is dedicated to Isis, the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility, and to her love for Osiris. Compared to most Egyptian...
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Tombs of the Nobles, West Bank, Aswan, Egypt
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
This place just isn’t going to impress you until you know exactly WHO’s buried here. All I’ll say is that they were important… like, really important. Only six of the Old and Middle Kingdom tombs are open to the public, but they are pretty well preserved. The nobles buried here were rulers and dignitaries of Elephantine Isl...
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Ferial Garden, Kornish el-Nil, Aswan, Egypt
Corniche El Nil is a pleasant road on the east bank and it’s very southern end leads you to a pretty little garden. Though nothing stands out as such, it’s a nice place to stroll about in. Visit during the evening twilight to see couples walking about; yep, at least once place in this town provides some people watching. The garden was b...