Aswan General Description
Aswan, a city on the Nile River, has been southern Egypt’s strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple complex,
on Agilkia Island near the landmark Aswan Dam. Philae’s ruins include the columned Temple of Isis, dating to the 4th century B.C. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum.
The city is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of craft and folk art.
Aswan, on the southern border of Egypt, was also a very important trading city.