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On the northern end of the First Cataract and marking the country’s ancient southern frontier, Aswan (Egypt) has always been of great strategic importance... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/nile-valley/aswan#ixzz3KHnbArnb

An older photo of the ruins at Abu Mina, near Alexandria.it is an amazing ancient Christian site which attracted, during the 5th & 6th centuries, Europeans and Egyptians alike, with one of the largest churches in ancient Egypt.