Around the River at Aswan
ASWAN - The present town of Aswan is built on the site of the old market of the city of Abu. It is situated on the east bank at the cateracts just north of the famous Aswan dam. There are in fact two dams - the old one built by the British, the new one by the Russians between 1960 and 1964.
Dominating the west bank is the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan which overlooks the very picturesque islands and river channels which are navigated by numerous feluccas. In the close desert on the west bank are the ruins of the monastry of St. Simeon, easly reached by a short camel ride.
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|One of the camels and driver who navigate the close desert for tourists||Some of the camels with feluccas behind showing how close the desert can be to the Nile river|
|The River and it's feluccas at Aswan taken from the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan||Looking across the Cateracts over Kitchener's Garden Island to the town of Aswan|
|One of the feluccas navigating between the islands in the river at Aswan||When the wind doesn't blow the crew have to resort to more manual methods|
|A group of feluccas returning home in the light of the evening sun||The Ancient and the Modern. Feluccas in the foreground with modern riverboats behind|
|A felucca sailing into the evening sunset||The Monastery of Anba Sam'an in the western desert close to Aswan|
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