Elephantine Island, Aswan

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#1 of 10 in Parks in Nile River Valley
Known for its archaeological sites, Elephantine Island possibly played an important role in the ancient ivory trade. Though most of its old structures have perished with time, the island still maintains a serene and essentially rural atmosphere. Archeologists have discovered remains of many temples here, as well as a small step pyramid and two Nilometers--used by ancient Egyptians to measure water levels during the flood season. Don't miss a temple dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, one of ancient Egypt's oldest deities and the creator of the Nile. Arrange to visit Elephantine Island and other attractions in Aswan using our Aswan road trip planner .
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  • If you stay here stay above the Animalia museum . My wife and I checked out three different places around Elephantine Island only to find the best hospitality and private retreat here. We had amazing ...  more »
  • During my brief time in Aswan, I stayed at the Movenpick Resort which is located on Elephantine Island. The Movenpick was a joy to stay at, but I found that that best way to appreciate the natural cha...  more »
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