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cruising lake nasser with egyptraveluxe

We started our tour on Wednesday afternoon ,crossing the lake to the shore where we could spot three sites. The first was the oldest among them as it dates back to the reign of both kings, Tutmoses lll and his son Amunhotep ll which is around 1400 BC. The temple of Amada was rescued by the French team once they had come up with a sophisticated plan to transfer the temple before the water to reach. First of all they built a track meanwhile , they had sawn the temple up from the base then managed to chain and left over a flat car in order to drag it across that track. They were able to bull it at least for 1.6 KM ,then it took the lake less than three month to cover the original site. Amada temple is an outstanding one with it's vivid colours and scenes as well as the amount of the Nubian graffiti which represent their tribes and soldiers on their way to fight the Roman garrisons northward. In addition to the interesting offering scenes.The second temple at Amada site was El Derr wh…

cruising lake nasser with egyptraveluxe

ships or the Nubian cruises sail between Aswan and Abu Simbel for 3 and 4 night journeys through Lake Nasser to discover the Legends of Nubia and the majestic temples and ruins of the region, a cruise holiday on Lake Nasser allow unforgettable experience of dining by candlelight on board the cruise mooring beside Abu Simbel temples the Egypt’s best treasure after the Great Pyramids of Giza .
the names of these ships are:
1-M S Jaz Omar El Khayyam
2- MS Eugenie Lake Cruise
3- MS Kasr Ibrim Lake Cruise
4- MS Movenpick Prince Abbas
5- MS Nubian Sea Lake Cruise
6- MS Tania Lake Nasser Cruise
7- MS African Dreams Lake Cruise
Sailing lake Nasser on board of one of these ships is the most enjoyable way to reach these temples . they are most famous cruise-ships in lake Nasser and among the best ones in Egypt. These massive cruise- ship has unique features as it has larger cabins than other lake cruisers and giant deluxe suites ,also an outstanding design allow all cabins to enjoy the view with …

cruising lake nasser with egyptraveluxe

As a tour guide since 1993 Among my best trips ever, within the Egyptian historical lands, was a trip to the Nubian Desert identified as The Golden Nile. It included all of the fantastic temples that Egypt built about three and half thousand years ago for the use of the ancient Egyptians and the Nubian tribes who were passing our borders .The nations so often called "Nubians " were bordering our southern provinces a lot of them were from north of Sudan or lower Nubia .The massive Egyptian desert between Egypt and Sudan had some famous routs of trade and the Nubians were dealers and suppliers of African goods and specially gold, therefore they had the title Nebu which means in the hieroglyphics the ones of gold. Lower Nubians and ancient Egyptians had always mutual relation in too many aspects including commerce and defense while middle and upper or southern Nubians in our intermediate periods started to be competitors. Generally the history of Nubia describes the Nubians to …