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'1,400 tourists' visit Egypt’s pharaonic ruins in Aswan on new year

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.
05.01.15 | Source: AlArabiya

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.