Kom Ombo & Aswan,
Album 2

 
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Camels being transported to market ...

... they are hardly tied down at all, and look very happy to be travelling with such ease!

At the Temple of Kom Ombo, with the Nile flowing by behind us.

Kom Ombo Temple. Painted reliefs on a column in the forecourt

Kom Ombo Temple is dedicated to both Horus, the falcon, and Sobek, the crocodile, and this block demonstrates that to perfection!

Kom Ombo Temple. Relief showing the crowning of the King under Horus's watchful eye

Kom Ombo Temple. The only remaining relief of Sobek still showing the green paint on his body

Ahhhh ... I do so love looking out at the Nile at Aswan ...

... and over to the Tombs of the Nobles

Tombs of the Nobles, Aswan. Sabni's tombs, showing him fishing and fowling. This tomb dates back to the Old Kingdom, to around 2220 BC.

Sirenput II's tomb, with its beautifully painted recess.

He is shown sitting before an offering table as his son offers him a flower. There's a funny little heiroglyph of an elephant, just above Sirenput's

Sirenput II with his wife on the side wall of the recess.

Sirenput's tomb dates from the Middle Kingdom, so to around 1850 BC

The First Cataract of the Nile at Aswan

Sehel Island, the Nubian village

We had come to Sehel Island to see the inscriptions carved on to the boulders that make up this scorchingly hot island.

Look carefully at this photo and you can spot lots - there are over 250 scattered over the island!

Most record journeys beyond the First Cataract, or prayers of gratitude for a safe return

The Nile's First Cataract is behind me

Inscriptions were just everywhere!

This is the most well-known one, the Famine Stela, and is at the very top of the hill. I thought I was going to die of heat -

it was 40C in the shade, but there was no shade there, and the rocks radiated heat out towards us!

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