There are many wonderful places to visit along the Nile. The standard Nile cruise itineraries take visitors to the sites on both banks of the Nile at Luxor, then head south towards Aswan.
I’ve put together a short video showing my favourites on the journey between Luxor and Aswan: Efdu, Kom Ombo, Philae – all of which date from the Greaco-Roman period. Also the Unfinished Obelisk still lying in its granite quarry in Aswan where Queen-Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s workmen were forced to leave it when a huge crack appeared in the rock. If it had been finished it would have stood one third taller than any other obelisk in Egypt. And, of course, the magnificent Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser. This is a feat of both ancient and modern engineering. UNESCO re-sited it in the 1960s to rescue it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Most cruises give the option to either drive or fly down to see it – and it’s not to be missed – despite the early start!
Merry and Adam go on a Nile cruise in the third book in my series following Meredith Pink’s Adventures in Egypt – Hatshepsut’s Hideaway. They visit Edfu and Kom Ombo – with incidents in both of course! It wouldn’t be a story otherwise!
If you’re interested in seeing a similar video on the sites of Luxor, check out my link: On Location in Luxor.
I love your books. I have been working on the Middle Kingdom pottery from Wadi Gawasis and I think Adam and Merry should have a Red Sea holiday. We found a box labelled All the wonderful things of Punt. It was empty of course but it makes you think. Best regards Sally aka Rev Dr Wallace Jones
Hi Sally, thanks so much for checking out my website and leaving me a comment. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the books. I’ve made a good start on number 9. Your discovery sounds thrilling ! Just imagine if it had had something inside ! I guess that’s the beauty of writing fiction 🙂 I’ve only been to the Red Sea once myself – so maybe I should treat myself to a little holiday there first to get some inspiration for Merry and Adam. Thanks again for your comment. It means a lot. All the best, Fiona