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Qubbet el-Hawa (Dome of the Winds) is a site on the western bank of the Nile with rock-cut tombs of Nubian nobility mostly dating to the Old Kingdom (around 2000 BC) and a few from the New Kingdom. Stairs lead to the elevated Tombs of the Nobles, some of which have small courtyards and stone obelisks at the entrance. Reliefs on the facades elaborate on the persons buried inside, while the interiors are sparse with a stela at the back. Among the tombs are those of Harkhuf - a 6th dynasty military general, Prince Sarenput II, Prince Mekho and his son Sabni. At the top of the complex there is the cupola of the Sheik's tomb from where you can get great panoramic views over Aswan, the Nile and the desert. The hill is also the site of a Coptic monastery and some of the tombs were reused as a Coptic church.



About Qubbet el-Hawa

 Aswan, Egypt

Qubbet el-Hawa and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel(1.8 km)

Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum(2.6 km)
The Nubian Museum traces the history of Nubia since pre-historic times and showcases the culture of the Nubian people.

Mausoleum of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan

Mausoleum of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan(2.1 km)
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.

Ferial Gardens

Ferial Gardens(2.2 km)
The Ferial Gardens at the southern end of the Kornish Al Nile (Corniche) are a relaxing spot with great views of the river.

Elephantine Island

Elephantine Island(2.4 km)
The Elephantine Island in the Nile has the Nubian villages of Siou and Koti, and the Temples of Satis, Khnum and Pepinakht-Heqaib.

Aswan Botanical Gardens

Aswan Botanical Gardens(1.3 km)
Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island.

Monastery of St Simeon

Monastery of St Simeon(1.8 km)
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.

Aswan Museum

Aswan Museum(1.8 km)
The Aswan Museum on Elephantine Island displays Nubian artifacts saved during the construction of the Aswan Dam and archaeological finds from ongoing excavations.

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