First, you will visit Gebel el-Silsila, an enchanting site located on the banks of the Nile River. This place has a rich history and is famous for its ancient quarries where the Egyptians used to quarry beautiful sandstone for their temples and monuments. In the past, they built many temples and endless monuments, so that place was like a treasure to the ancient Egyptians.
You'll be able to explore the quarries and marvel at the intricate carvings and engravings on the rock walls. It shows the ancient Egyptian greatness in the art of sculpture and engravings.
Next, you'll head to the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique temple dedicated to two gods – Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god. This temple is beautifully preserved and offers a glimpse into ancient Egyptian religious practices. You will be amazed by the detailed engravings and fascinating stories they depict. It is a real antique gem. Aswan Day Trips gives you the opportunity to spend an enjoyable time while on this trip
You will be met at your hotel by your guide you will then commence the drive to the site of Gebel el-Silsila (Silsila) Through Happy Egypt.
Gebel el-Silsila: is located on both east and west banks of the River Nile between Kom Ombo and Edfu. The areas was an important site for the ancient Egyptians.
A vital sandstone quarry of the region, it provided the raw materials required to build the massive sandstone structures such as the colonnade of Amenhotep III at Luxor Temple, the Karnak Temple of Amenhotep IV, the Ramesseum, the Medinet Habu, and many more monuments. Although the east bank quarry is closed to visitors, the steep sandstone cliffs of the West Bank are cluttered with graffiti, shrines, temples, tombs, and stelae, including 33 rock chapel. You will enjoy watching Aswan Attraction and knowing all the information about it.
The main quarry on the west bank has mason’s marks, artisans’ drawings, and other evidence of ancient workings.
Following this you will continue your day by travelling to Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo or (the Hill of Gold) is famous for its temple and the sugar factory. The temple is unusual as it is dedicated on the northern side to the Falcon headed god Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and on the southern side to the Crocodile headed god Sobek and therefore has two sanctuaries.
The temple was famed as a Sanatorium with seven medical clinics held to the rear of the temple, medical and surgical tools recognisable today can be seen inscribed on the temple wall. The Nilometer for measuring the Nile flood can be viewed to the left of the temple. As a temple dedicated to Sobek many Crocodiles were located on the site some of which are now housed in the Crocodile Museum built at the base of the temple.
At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.
Related tours you might like it
Discover the major highlights of the beautiful city of Aswan as the High Dam, the temple of Philae,...