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Sehel Island on the Nile is known for its local craft of beaded jewelry.
Sehel Island on the Nile is known for its local craft of beaded jewelry. It also has several archaeological finds, the most significant of which is a cliff with more than 200 inscriptions from the 18th and 19th dynasties, including the Famine Stela which records events from the time of Djoser and Imhotep.
The Philae Temple on Agilkia Island in the Nile river is a Ptolemaic temple dedicated to Isis, the goddess of fertility and health
The Aswan Internation Sculpture Park hosts the International Sculpture Symposium every spring, where sculptors from around the world exhibit their artistic creations
The Mausoleum of Aga Khan on the west bank of the Nile contains the tomb of Aga Khan III, the 48th Imam of the Ismaili sect and his wife Begum Om Habibeh
The Nubian Museum traces the history of Nubia since pre-historic times and showcases the culture of the Nubian people
The Fatimid Cemetery has mud-brick domed tombs from the Fatimid Empire and earlier, dating to the 7th - 12th centuries
The 7th century Monastery of St Simeon on the west bank of the Nile is a Coptic monastery that was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Anba Hedra and later to St Simeon
The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan is the largest known ancient obelisk
The Ferial Gardens at the southern end of the Kornish Al Nile (Corniche) are a relaxing spot with great views of the river
Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island