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This picture show the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan.  It was modelled on the Fatimid tombs in Cairo, it has an open court which culminates in a Carrara marble Mihrab and sarcophagus, enshrining Aga Khan III - the 48th Imam of the Isma'ili sect of the Shi'te Muslims.  The Aga Khan was, for his diamond jubilee in 1945, weighed in jewels. After his death in 1957 pilgrims flocked to Aswan, their camps posed such a health hazard the Egyptian government had to ban the mass pilgrimages.

The Aga Khan was attracted to Aswan because of the climate and hot sands, which eased his rheumatism.  His Begum widow still lives here.

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