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Is located in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Nubian is the homeland of Africa’s earliest black culture with a history which can be traced from3100 BC onward through Nubian monuments and artifacts, as well as written records from Egypt and Rome. Some of africas’s greatest civilizations emerged here centers of achievement whose existence was based on industry and trade


Beit (beyt) el-Wally, today, is located just south of the Aswan high dam, very close to the Kalabsh Temple. Beit el-Wally was rescued from Lake Nasser by joint Oriental Institute of Chicago/Swiss Institute of Cairo Project. Bet el –Wally represents another of Ramesses It’s Nubian monuments dedicated principally to Amun, together with other gods, that was carved from the sandstone hillside and is probably unique as the smallest of its gender.






A few kilometers south of the site of dendur stood the temple of gerf Hussein. Today it has been moved to new kalabsha, but for many years. It remained disassembled as a side note; it took considerable time for new kalabsh itself to be opened to public. Gerf Hussein or more correctly, per ptah, so named by the ancient Egyptians was actually the work of a high ranking official named setaw during the region of ramses II. The temple is also very similar to the more famous temple of Abu Simbel, farther south.


About 140 kilometers south of the high Aswan dam in ancient Nubia on the west bank of the Nile two temples were built during the new kingdom’s 18th and 19th dynasties on of them was built by RamsesII , and is now usually referred to as the temple of wadi el sabua but originally known as the house-of-amun


Once the ancient kingdom of Kush, Nubia is the stretch of land next to the Nile from Aswan down to Khartoum in the south. Nubians are depicted in many tomb paintings and reliefs . Usually as mercenaries or traders. Nubians still have distinct traditions, architecture and languages, even though many migrated either to Aswan and Kom Ombo or south to Sudan after Lake Nasser swamped much of their traditional homeland. Nubia contains dozens of sites of archaeological interest - 24 temples, as well as fortresses and tombs, were menaced by the waters of the High Dam, including Dendour, Ellessiya, Amada and Wadi al-Sebowa. Some have been moved, most notably Philae, Kalabsha and Abu Simbel, and other salvage and restoration operations are in train; the Nubian Museum is being built near Aswan to house rescued artifacts.
Today you can take a luxury cruise round Lake Nasser and discover the "New Nubia", viewing temples that, because of their former inaccessibility, have rarely been seen since the beginning of the nineteenth-century

5 star delux : nubian sea  www.highdamcruise.com,  prince abbas : movenpick-nilecruises.com  /movenpick-prince-abbas.html



5 star gran delux : omar el khayam  http://www.steigenbergernilecruises.com/steigenberger-omar-el-khayam.aspx