Private Excursion To Kalabsha Temple The Jewel Of Aswan On Lake Nasser

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am (later departures are available until 1:00pm) Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

On the banks of Lake nasser lies Kalabsha temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Youregypttours.com Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Know More about this tour

On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Youregypttours.com Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the temple to help you unlock its secrets. For two years from 1961, Kalabsha Temple was dismantled into 15,000 pieces and moved block by block to its current location on the banks of Lake Nasser. It was just one of 18 temples and monuments moved in order to preserve them from the rising Nile water created by the construction of Aswan's High Dam. The temple which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis, was originally built just after the Ptolemy period, the era after Alexander the Great's death (323BC). The facade of the temple is undecorated suggesting it was never finish by its original builder, the Roman emperor Octavius Augustus. Despite being unfinished, Kalabsha Temple is considered the most complete, and largest free-standing temple in Nubia. The inner walls feature Egyptian artwork including a carving of St George slaying a dragon and Coptic crosses, showing the influence of Christians who used the temple as a church during the Roman persecution. Another piece of art work which is a feature of the temple is a carving declaring the prohibition of eating pork which is carved in Meroitic. This language remains a mystery to Egyptologists today, with its origin still unknown. Your private tour from Aswan includes a qualified Egyptologist guide, entrance fees and transportation from your Aswan hotel.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking