Sehel Island
Sehel Island
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Dylan B
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
After a pleasant boat trip I walked to the area where the ancient Egyptians left rather elegant graffiti on the natural piles of huge boulders here. A lot of interesting scrambling to see and photograph these. The highlight for most people is the highest point where there is the 'Hungry Stone'. This is the local's name for the Famine Stela, recording a famine at the end of the Old Kingdom.
Written November 6, 2021
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This was the first attraction we visited during my Boat Tour. It is a small island located accross from where the Nubian Village is.

Attractions: Archaelogical Site with Huge Boulders, Mosque, Neighborhood

Entrance to the Archaelogical Site is 60 EGP. Some boulders ( Huge black/grayish) have ancient writings on them. A short walk from this site is the big mosque with beautiful, tall minaret. Houses in the neighborhoods are simple, not painted with bright colors like those of the Nubian Village. Locals were friendly and greeted us as we walked by.
Written October 25, 2023
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eLaReF
Scotland, UK20,293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Although we all, as far as I know, know this Island as Sohel, the tickets says Suhayl Island!
A 20 minute motor boat trip from Aswan Harbour upstream towards the low dam, gets you to it, with a relatively short walk getting you to the start of the site.
As you climb the hills, many of the boulders are covered in carvings. The summit of the Eastern Hill has the 'Famine Stela" relating the seven years of famine in the reign of Djoser.
Looking south from the area at the top, you see the Nile's 1st Cataract at Aswan
More photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/elaref/sets/72157634506355723/
Written July 14, 2013
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Aiman_Madany
Aswan48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Sehel island lies within the first cataracts islands of the Nile, 2 km to the south of Elephantine island, its situated halfway between the modern city of Aswan and the old dam of Aswan.
it is famous not only for its picturesque landscape with high-towering granite formations but also for the more than 600 ancient rock inscriptions and images that have been carved into the surfaces of these rocks. dating from prehistoric to the Graeco - Roman period.
the most important and discussed inscriptions on the island is the so-called Famine Stela and this stela date back to the king Djoser old kindom 2665-2645 BC.
to go to the island you most get a motor boat or sailing boat ( Felucca ) from Aswan city.
Written May 26, 2017
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neastloon
Aberdeen, UK530 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Took a motor boat from Aswan to the island. On landing was approached by an elderly gentleman who offered his services as a guide.
Took me to the area where the inscriptions on stones are.
He told me he was 70 years old and proceeded to bound up the hill.
Would have been difficult to find it without his help.
Tipped him accordingly.
Vendors not push so was able to buy trinkets at a fair price.
I was charged 40 LE at the ticket office, no ticket given !
All in all an enjoyable visit.
Written January 13, 2019
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Meistyx
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I learned about the goddess Anuket, since Sehel island is dedicated to her as part of the three guardians of the First Cataract: Khnum, Satet, and Anuket. So much wonderful history in Aswan aka Nubia!!
Written June 11, 2018
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George W
Cairo, Egypt74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
very quite and relaxed trip
enjoy the views , the nature , the Nile, the blue sky all the time in the year "
Written December 5, 2016
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Nadia El-Batal
Cairo, Egypt58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
You get closer to the way people live in Nuba, and the scenery is stunning! Very raw nature. Recommend you travel to it by boat, as the boat trip itself is a joy.
Written June 28, 2016
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Eman G
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had been there me and my husband. We enjoyed you feel safe and comfy . Ylu feel you are back to the natural with simple tools no complicated technology. We stayed in Anakato hotel "house" its worth each pounds we paid there.
Written November 10, 2014
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paneb
Redwood City, CA467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Take a motor launch to visit this site. Carved on the cataract boulders are inscriptions of the many expeditions into Nubia for gold and trade goods. The famous famine stela of Khnum is also found here. Requires lots of climbing,
Written February 6, 2017
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