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Tunqalah Destination Guide

Touring Tunqalah in Egypt

Tunqalah in the region of Aswān is a city located in Egypt - some 510 mi or ( 820 km ) South of Cairo , the country's capital city .

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Time in Tunqalah is now 12:12 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Cairo " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Suhaj, Qina, Qattah, Ibrim, and Aswan. Being here already, consider visiting Suhaj . Check out our recomendations for Tunqalah ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Amada

The Temple of Amada, the oldest Egyptian temple in Nubia, was first constructed by pharaoh Thutmose III of the 18th dynasty and dedicated to Amun and Re-Horakhty. His son and successor, Amenhotep II continued the decoration program for this structure. Amenhotep II's successor, Thutmose IV decided to place a roof over its forecourt and transform it into a pillared or hypostyle hall.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 22.73 32.26 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Egyptian temples, Relocated ancient Egyptian monuments

Qasr Ibrim

Qasr Ibrim is an archaeological site in Lower Nubia. It was originally a major city perched on a cliff above the Nile, but the flooding of Lake Nasser after the construction of the Aswan High Dam transformed it into an island and flooded its outskirts. Qasr Ibrim is the only major archaeological site in Lower Nubia to have survived the Nile floods. Both prior to and after the Nile floods, it has remained a major site for archaeological investigations.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 22.65 31.99 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Egypt, Former populated places in Egypt, History of Nubia