Luxor & Aswan Expedition 2018
During the mid-year vacation, a group of FUE students accompanied by Student Life Department Staff headed South in an expedition to Luxor & Aswan.
They arrived to Luxor by train in the early morning of Friday, 26 January 2018, to start their expedition from the east bank of the Nile River visiting the large ancient Egyptian temple complex- Luxor Temple. Later on, they continued to explore another ancient Temple Complex, which has a great significance in the history of Thebes, Karnak Temple.
On the second day of their 5-day trip, FUE students crossed the Nile River, heading west, towards Valley of the Kings where more than 60 rock-cut tombs for the Pharaohs & powerful nobles of the New Kingdom are located. Furthermore, they had the opportunity to sightsee one of the incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. On their way back to the hotel, they stopped by the Colossi of Memnon in the village of Qurna.
The students ended exploring Luxor's monuments by visiting Edfu Temple & Kom Ombo Temple, to start a Nile Cruise along the waterway to Aswan.
In Aswan, the group spent the last two days of the trip sightseeing Aswan's landmarks. They visited The High Dam, Philae Temple, Qubbet Al-Hawa & the Nubian village.