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Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan

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Qubbet el-Hawa or "Dome of the Wind" is a site on the western bank of the Nile, opposite Aswan, that serves as the resting place of ancient nobles and priests from the Old and Middle Kingdoms of ancient Egypt. The necropolis in use from the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt until the Roman Period.

The site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 along with other examples of Upper Egyptian architecture, as part of the "Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae" (despite Qubbet el-Hawa being neither Nubian, nor between Abu Simbel and Philae).
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  • Sunset/Sunrise on top of the mountain, above the tombs is amazing! Just use the public ferry for 5 pounds (Go straight from the train station towards the Nil and you will find it). On the other side.....  more
    Sunset/Sunrise on top of the mountain, above the tombs is amazing! Just use the public ferry for 5 pounds (Go straight from the train station towards the Nil and you will find it). On the other side.....  more »
  • The last thing we did in Aswân was to climb this mountain after looking up at it all week. Little did we know it was the best views of all the city. Non Egyptian price to go up 60 LE, 3 GBP, and 10... 
    The last thing we did in Aswân was to climb this mountain after looking up at it all week. Little did we know it was the best views of all the city. Non Egyptian price to go up 60 LE, 3 GBP, and 10...  more »
  • Our cruise ship reached Aswan around 9 PM and I was on the top deck. I was amazed by the illuminated Spaceship-like mountain. So beautiful and peaceful especially the rippling reflection. 
    Our cruise ship reached Aswan around 9 PM and I was on the top deck. I was amazed by the illuminated Spaceship-like mountain. So beautiful and peaceful especially the rippling reflection.  more »
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  • Weather was a bit hot up there, but the view was totally worth it, its considered to be the tombs of elites in the pharaonic age.
  • The view from the top is not to be missed when visiting Aswan
  • Try it around 4:30pm the view is amazing
  • It's very awesome view but take care because it's really high
  • We need guiding signs for the ways to go down and get up

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