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Nubian Princes Tombs.
Qubett el Hawa.

Aswan, Egypt.

George & Eve DeLange.

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The left bank of the Nile is contains a small ruined dome shaped temple called Qubett el Hawa (top of the winds). It is located on the peak of the hill . The most visited landmarks of the site are, the ancient rock-hewn Tombs of the Nubian Princes Of Elephantine, located just below the dome on the side of the hill. They are reached through two staircases rising up from the riverbank to them. These can easilly be seen on the Google Map at the top of this page.

The tombs are arrayed in two levels; the lower level is allocated for tombs of the Old Kingdom's nobles and the higher ones for the nobles of the Middle Kingdom.

Alive at the same time as the pharaohs of the end of the Old Kingdom, these Nubian Princes had their tombs built into the rock near the top of the hill. These tombs are richly enhanced by paintings on their walls.

The tomb of Hega-ib was discovered in 1947. We know that he was the governor of Elephantine at the end of the Old Kingdom.

At the southern end of the necropolis are the tombs of the father and son, Mekhu and Sabni. We know that Mekhu went south on the nile to the second cataract and there he encountered death. His son, Sabni, went to find his body and returned it to be embalmed and placed into the tomb. Scenes of hunting and fishing are in the tomb.

Little remains of the tomb of Sirenpowet I, the son of Satseni, a 12th dynasty prince.

The best preserved tomb is the tomb of Sirenpowet II, one of the prophets of Khnum during the end of the 12th dynasty.

The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.

Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.

The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.

We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring the Egyptian Musium in Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.

We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.

A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.

The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.

After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Aswan or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this all the time, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!

Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo or Aswan; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.

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Small Temple - Qubett el Hawa (top of the winds)
Qubett el Hawa And The Tombs Of The Nubian Princes.
Qubett el Hawa And The Tombs Of The Nubian Princes.

In Our Falucca
Sailing Along
The Left Bank
Of Elephantine Island
We See
"Qubett el Hawa" the
"Top Of The Winds."
We Notice Many
Strange Structures
Close Examination
Shows Tombs And Stairs
Even Riders
In The Distance
On Camels
Flocks Of BirdsRuins Of A Small Temple
Called Qubett el Hawa
(top of the winds)
Sarcophagus Was Hoisted
Up This Ramp
Tomb Of Heqa-ib
Inside
Hega-ib Tomb
Tomb Of
Mekhu & Sabni
Inside Mekhu
& Sabni Tomb
Tomb Of
Sirenpowet I
Inside Tomb
Of Sirenpowet I
Inside Tomb
Of Sirenpowet I

Stairs To Tombs Inside Hega-ib Inside Mekhu
& Sabni
Tomb Of
Sirenpowet II
Inside
Sirenpowet II
His Wife
Prince
Sirenpowet II
Prince
Sirenpowet II
Prince
Sirenpowet II

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