Our time in Aswan included a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk the temple of Philae and a visit to the High damn.

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The unfinished obelisk if finished would have been the largest obelisk made. An error in the creation saw the granite crack and the work was abandoned. It is unknown who this obelisk was being created for.


The High damn project saw the creation of the largest man made lake (Lake Nasser) and regulated the flow of the Nile creating hydro electricity for Egypt. Work on the High damn was financed by the Soviet Union with the debt repayment being made in cotton and tourism. The Friendship monument between the Soviet Union and Egypt commemorating the work done on the high damn.


Burnt out Nile cruise ship The Temple of Kalabsha as seen from the High Damn