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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. It was partially destroyed in 1173 by Ayyubid Sultan Saladin as it had become a refuge for proselytizing Christians. The basilica still has traces of Byzantine frescoes.



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 Aswan, Egypt

Monastery of St Simeon and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel(2.5 km)

Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum(2.1 km)
The Nubian Museum traces the history of Nubia since pre-historic times and showcases the culture of the Nubian people.

Qubbet el-Hawa

Qubbet el-Hawa(1.8 km)
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.

Mausoleum of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan

Mausoleum of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan(0.8 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.

Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk(2.8 km)
The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan is the largest known ancient obelisk.

Fatimid Cemetery

Fatimid Cemetery(2.4 km)
The Fatimid Cemetery has mud-brick domed tombs from the Fatimid Empire and earlier, dating to the 7th - 12th centuries.

Ferial Gardens

Ferial Gardens(1.8 km)
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

Aswan Botanical Gardens(1.1 km)
Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island.

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