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Bedouin Castle: Hotel, Safari, Nile Tours © 2013

ELEPHANTINE MUSEUM. This museum on Elephantine Island contains artifacts that were discovered on the island; some of the stuff dates from the pre-dynastic period.

NUBIAN MUSEUM. This new museum has over 5000 years worth of artifacts depicting the evolution of Nubian life and how it intermixed with the ancient Egyptian culture over several millennia

ASWAN QUARRIES: OBELISK OF HATSHEPSUT.  The most famous of the four pharaonic quarries in Aswan is the “Unfinished Obelisk” quarry where an unfinished obelisk still remains; it was constructed by either Hatshepsut or Thutmose III.  Apparently work on this obelisk stopped when a large crack appeared; the obelisk was left in place, and never had been moved.