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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. Ruins of Yebu

Ruins of Yebu, Aswan, Egypt


Ruins of Yebu, Aswan, Egypt

Ruins of Yebu, Aswan, Egypt

Finding your way around Yebu isn't easy. It is quite difficult to tell what belongs to the ancient town, and what is part of a temple. Yebu proper lies squeezed in between the Temple of Khnum and the temples of Satet on one side, and covered the field south of the Temple of Khnum. On the southern side, very little remains (see lower photo).
Yabu was the home of a Jewish colony from the 6th century BCE. Jewish documents have been found, but never a trace of their temple to Yahweh.
Ruins of Yebu, Aswan, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen