God Montu, was a solar hawk god of war, he was worshipped in the Theban nome in Armant, Tod, Madu and Karnak. He was worshipped in Thebes during the 11th Dynasty and he was given the epithet “lord of Thebes”. He was depicted as a man with the head of a falcon wearing a headdress

Egypt’s southernmost city, Aswan occupies an enviable position on the First Cataract of the Nile, where the river’s mighty waters flow around the granite-clad Elephantine Island steeped in palm groves and tropical plants. Small enough to navigate on foot and graced with a beautiful setting and little rain, Aswan has long been a favourite winter