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Aswan



Aswan
Introduction

1. Elephantine

2. Temple of Khnum

3. Runis of Yebu

4. Nilometers

5. Temples of Satet

6. Aswan Museum

7. Nubian villages

8. Tombs of the Nobles

9. Felucca trip

10. Kitchener's Island

11. Aga Khan Mausoleuem

12. Monastery of St. Simeon

13. Unfinished obelisk

14. Fatimid cemetery

15. Nubia Museum

16. Aswan High Dam

17. City scenes

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Elephantine. Temple of Khnum

Temple of Khnum, Aswan, Egypt


Temple of Khnum, Aswan, Egypt

Gateway added by Alexander the Great; it is him (right) worshiping Khnum (left).

Temple of Khnum, Aswan, Egypt

The nicest of the wall-paintings showing the preferred god of Aswan; Khnum.

Considering its many additions, and long life, very little remains of the Temple of Khnum. Its history stretches from the Old Kingdom to Ptolemaic times.
The temple had its arrival at the Nilometres in the east, and the temple itself lies on a high mound over the rest of the island and the river.
As a matter of fact, it is easy to believe that the temples of Satet represented the temple structure of Khnum, since these are in a much better condition.
Temple of Khnum, Aswan, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen