14/43.- Aswan, banana tree


Strolling in the Elephantine iland is always a gratifying experience. In this island there are some nice gardens, some local fields and many interesting ruins.

One of the island's major attraction is the ruins of the temple of Khnum. Although there are references to a temple of Khnum on the island from the 3rd dynasty, the current ruins date from the queen Hatshepsut (18th dynasty) times. On this island there are also ruins of a temple of Satet, who was Khnum's female counterpart. Unfortunately not much remains of these temples. Currently the German Archaeological Institute is working in the island to recover more of these ruins.

Another thing to visit is the Nilometer, used to measure the water level of the Nile.

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