After breakfast, our Nile Dream tour guide will accompany you from your hotel or Nile cruise in motorboat to visit the tombs of the nobles called Qubbet el-Hawa situated on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the Island of Elephantine and seen lit at night from all over Aswan, acted as a cemetery for the governors of the Nome of Elephantine during the Old and Middle Kingdom. These tombs are roughly cut from the natural rock and the inscriptions not only testify to the various trading and mining expeditions into Nubian but also show fine examples of hieroglyphic texts detailing the careers of their owners as well as scenes of daily life in the earlier periods Mekhu QH25, Sabni QH26, were father and son, both had been chancellor of Upper Egypt in Dynasty VI during the reign of Pepy II.
Reliefs on the walls of Mekhu’s tomb record his murder while on an expedition in Nubia and the revenge taken by Sabni, his son SARENPUT II QH31 was Overseer of the Priests of Khnum and Commander of the Garrison at Elephantine, dated to the reign of Dynasty XII king, Amenemhet II. His tomb is one of the best-preserved tombs at Aswan the niche at the back depicts his wife, a Priestess of Hathor and other family members in vivid colors
Transfer by the motorboat to the second site, the monastery of Saint Simon from the VI century. It is considered the best place that can explain the Cenobitic monasticism started in Egypt in the 4th century AD.
After this trip, you will be transferred to your hotel or Nile cruise.
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