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Mausoleum of Agha Khan Mausoleum of Agha Khan
Photo courtesy of Egyptian Tourism Authority

The single domed construction dominates a hillside on the west bank opposite to Elephantine island. It is a modern building but gained a good reputation. It is built of red granite in the late 1950s as the final resting-place of Agha Khan, the 48th leader of the Ismaili sect of Islam.

Agha Khan chose this place himself to include his tomb as Aswan was his favorite winter resort. After his death in 1975, the Begum, his wife oversaw the construction of his Fatimid-style mausoleumWhat does it mean?. Everyday a rose is placed on his sarcophagusWhat does it mean? as he desired.

The landmark is reached by a felucca.

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