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1,400 Tourists Visit Aswan Egyptian Ruins, Largest Since Uprising

Al Arabiya News   in 
January 6, 2015

Around 1,400 tourists visited Egypt’s landmark temples of Abu Simbel and Nefertari in Aswan, in the far south of the country, on new year.

The tourists came from Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, France and China, said Hossam Aboud, head of Abu Simbel Antiquities Department, as quoted by local news reports.

The gathering on Thursday was the largest in Aswan since the January 2011 uprising, Aboud said.

Aswan is the site of majestic pharaonic ruins and considered one of the most famous stops on Egypt’s Nile cruises.

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