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As you climb the hills, many of the boulders are covered in carvings. The summit of the Eastern Hill has the 'Famine Stela" relating the seven years of famine in the reign of Djoser.
Not sure what the other reviewers say this is an attraction...More
I learned about the goddess Anuket, since Sehel island is dedicated to her as part of the three guardians of the First Cataract: Khnum, Satet, and Anuket. So much wonderful history in Aswan aka Nubia!!
It's a nice way to explore the Nubian culture. A change from the historical sites it's more of a cultural experience. People are super nice and friendly over there, I highly recommend going there. Drink tea and draw henna.
Sehel island lies within the first cataracts islands of the Nile, 2 km to the south of Elephantine island, its situated halfway between the modern city of Aswan and the old dam of Aswan.
it is famous not only for its picturesque landscape with high-towering...More
it is a nice place to spend your afternoon whilst in Aswan, just enjoy your time with the locals there strolling through the narrow streets watching them and watching the Nile river with boats sailing between the rocks
I visited here one afternoon. Had peppermint tea at a Nubian house.The bazaar, mainly one long row of shops like a high street was very colourful and busy, selling some very nice merchandise, clothes, ornaments etc. The village itself had lovely painted houses in pretty...More