Philae Hotel

Address: 79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan.
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    Travel Blogs from Aswan

    Day 4 - Abu Simbel

    A travel blog entry by arigney87 on May 19, 2015

    ... much to our surprise our sails were much too tall to make it under. Our crew expertly folded down the mast just enough to allow us to slip through unscathed. Fascinating! Our facilities boat, which has showers and toilets and kitchen, cruises with us. It anchored between our two felucca boats, and we have one large floating “hotel” for us for the night. We’re anchored next to a large sandy hill, so naturally we all ran up to the top to look out over the river as ...

    Day 3 - A Romantic Temple & A Big Damn Dam

    A travel blog entry by arigney87 on May 18, 2015

    ... Egyptian sounds into Greek letters, which is now known as Coptic Script.

  • The Rosetta Stone: Discovered in 1797, the French discovered the stone in a town (unsurprisingly) called Rosetta. On it were 3 copies of the same paragraph, written in 3 languages: hieroglyphics, demotic, and Coptic. This was the key for historians to begin to break the code on the Egyptian hieroglyphics. Eventually, the Coptic (meaning Egyptian) church stepped in, helping to provide ...

  • I Sphynx You're Amazing!

    A travel blog entry by annmennen on Mar 22, 2015

    7 photos

    ... s mask whilst being cleaned or moved. They used an epoxy glue which has turned yellow. We also saw the replica of the Rosetta Stone (the original is in the British museum and they don't want to give it back!) however we also saw another stone which is practically complete, larger than the Rosetta Stone. This stone was found about five years ago and will take pride of place in the new museum that is ...

    Aswan: Temples, Camels, and Hustlers

    A travel blog entry by lcerbin on Jan 10, 2015

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    ... hassle, no hassle." 1) if they have to say that, I'm not very reassured and 2) if that means no bartering, I'm out. This morning we woke up at 3am to see the temple of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II. We had to get up that early because it is a 3 hour drive south of Aswan through barren desert and the government requires people drive in a convoy leaving at 4am so that if a car breaks down there are others to help out. It was pretty strange though. Other than ...