The Aga Khan's Mausoleum and Villa
The Aga Khan III Mohammed Shah died in 1957 and was buried in a a white Italian Carrara marble tomb inside this pink limestone mausoleum. The mausoleum is located on the hill above his villa which can also be seen in this picture next to the bank of the River Nile in Aswan. It is of note that the Aga Khan served as President of the League of Nations from 1937 to 1938.
Ancient Ruins on the banks of the Nile
An example of the numerous ancient Egyptian ruins that can be found along the banks of the river Nile.
Access Ramps to the Necropolis of the Princes
These steep ramps were cut into the hill to facilitate the hauling of the sarcophagi up to the tombs of the Necropolis of the Princes of Elephantine.
Necropolis of the Princes of Elephantine
The necropolis of the princes of Elephantine. The remains of a small temple stands on top of approximately 40 tombs which were excavated into the solid sandstone towards the end of the time period known as the Old Kingdom.
Minor Tombs between Thebes and the Valley of the Kings
As can be seen in this aerial photograph, the area between between ancient Thebes (Luxor) and the Valley of the Kings is littered with minor tombs of wealthy people who lacked sufficient status and money to have a large tomb in a more prestigious location.
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