Sahara Temples: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

It was an early morning start to begin the long drive to tour the temples (and one tomb) that were moved to higher ground as a result of the Aswan High Dam. These temples are located in a remote area south of Aswan. The way to get there is to go through a corner of the Sahara. Along with us was Marti who was there because of the requirement of two drivers, considering where we were heading. The Sahara desert.

Sometimes it is the journey and sometimes the destination. In this case it was the journey. True, seeing these temples was something that few people get to see, but the chance to travel into the Sahara, with the breathtaking views was very nice and a healthy change of pace. (I did get a little fidgety riding for so long in a car.)

I’m just going to put the pictures that I took into this post and add more detail later. Truthfully, I’ve seen so many temples – it is difficult to distinguish one from another. I think we went to about 5 temples (and one tomb) during the day. Then drove back with one pit stop and coffee break. It was a long day, but after a little nap I met Mostafa for a drink in my hotel bar and looked over the city before I left for Luxor the next day.

 

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