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NORTH AFRICA NILE DESTINATIONS RIGHT:


Sun Boat IV FAR RIGHT:


Luxor Temple


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Abercrombie & Kent has a six- night Highlights of Egypt trip, which travels to Cairo, Aswan,


Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Prices start at £1,695 per person, which includes flights, accommodation, transfers, guiding and a cruise onboard Sun Boat IV. abercrombie kent.co.uk


Riviera Travel


offers the 15-day Wonders of the


Nile – From Cairo to Aswan. Prices start at £2,469 including flights, 14 nights on


board Mövenpick Darakum, all meals, guided tours and


entrance fees. rivieratravel. co.uk


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Look out for: The odd but interesting museum of mummified crocodiles discovered in a crypt underneath the temple. They’re kept in good company with fish, dogs, baboons and a gazelle’s head all mummified for posterity.


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PHILAE TEMPLE Where: On Agilkia island, four miles south of Aswan When: 380-362BC


Why go: This temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis is grand enough on its own, but surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the River Nile, it’s even more of a treat. Grand carvings of Isis grace the entrance, but step inside and it feels much more intimate, with hieroglyphs telling the goddess’s story. There are even signs of early Christian worship – a Coptic cross and a tabernacle – thought to date from around AD400 and graffiti


Crocodiles, fish, dogs, baboons and a gazelle’s head have all been mummified for posterity


left behind by Napoleonic soldiers. If clients are here in the evening, suggest booking a ticket to the sound and light show – many temples offer them, but this one is the most engaging. Look out for: The water mark that shows how deeply the temple was submerged in its original home, on Philae island, before being moved to its current location in the 1980s, when construction of the Aswan High Dam flooded the island altogether.


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ABU SIMBEL TEMPLES Where: Lake Nasser, 175 miles south of Aswan When: 1264BC to 1244BC


Why go: Most cruise operators fly passengers down from Aswan to see the twin temples of Abu Simbel – monuments to Ramesses II and queen Nefertari – and it’s worth going the extra distance. Colossal doesn’t quite cover the sheer size of the 20m-high statues of the pharaoh that man the entrance, carved directly out of the stone. Likewise Nefertari’s temple, where the pair appear – rarely for ancient Egypt – at the same gigantic size. Like Philae, the temples were moved piece by piece in the 1960s to preserve them from water damage. Look out for: The row of 22 baboons that crowns the top of the facade, putting their arms up towards the rising sun.


SANCTUARY RETREATS; YEHIA EL ALAILY; RIVIERA TRAVEL/RAMZIHACHICHO


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