Monthly Archives: January 2017

Philae island

Philae island Philae island The island of Agilkai (Philae) lies in the center of the lake formed between the Aswan and High Dams. Vessels approach from the north, and usually along the west side of the island toward its entrance at the southern tip. The boats generally return to the mainland along the east and Continue Reading...

Elephantine Museum

Elephantine Museum Elephantine Museum This delightful museum (7 on plan p. 41) was first opened in 1912. It is approached by a stairway leading up from the river. It was built in 1906 as a rest house for the Irrigation and Antiquities Departments involved in building the Aswan Dam and also to store the antiquities Continue Reading...
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