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Photo of the Day – Egyptian Columns at Philae – Aswan, EgyptBrad and I saw this temple after exiting an overnight train from Cairo to Aswan (south on the Nile River). Although it does not compare to the grandeur and age of the Pyramids of Giza, Philae cemented in our minds almost immediately what makes a Nile River cruise or any other robust Egypt tour necessary. Egyptian pyramids, temples and tombs are certainly not only confined to Cairo and Philae was the first of many examples.
As Philae is on an island (it was actually moved from its original island) it is only accessible by boat which adds to its “cool factor”. The long stretch of columns you see here is actually upon entry and will leave you in astonishment as you try to comprehend how this was built around 300 BC – 2300 years ago!