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April 4, 2005

Fatimide Cemetary

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Fatimide Cemetary
Right in the centre of Aswan, between the Nubian museum and the unfinished Obelisque, there is the Fatimide Cemetary with hundreds of graves, some of which date back to the 9th century (others are quite recent).
There are small children’s graves and big tombs for holy men. Hiring one of the “guides” at the entrance is well worth a small Baksheesh.

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