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The Elephantine Island in the Nile has the Nubian villages of Siou and Koti, and the Temples of Satis, Khnum and Pepinakht-Heqaib. Several archaeological discoveries have been made on the Island, including a granite step pyramid, fragments of a calendar dating back to Thutmose III, ruins of columns built by Rameses II, mummified ram of Khnum and other finds which can be seen in the Aswan Museum here. You can also see the Nilometers which were used to measure water levels.

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About Elephantine Island

 Aswan, Egypt

Elephantine Island and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel(0.6 km)

Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum(1.7 km)
The Nubian Museum traces the history of Nubia since pre-historic times and showcases the culture of the Nubian people.

Qubbet el-Hawa

Qubbet el-Hawa(2.4 km)
Qubbet el-Hawa (Dome of the Winds) is a site on the western bank of the Nile with rock-cut tombs of Nubian nobility mostly dating to the Old Kingdom (around 2000 BC) and a few from the New Kingdom.

Unfinished Obelisk

Unfinished Obelisk(1.3 km)
The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan is the largest known ancient obelisk.

Fatimid Cemetery

Fatimid Cemetery(1.6 km)
The Fatimid Cemetery has mud-brick domed tombs from the Fatimid Empire and earlier, dating to the 7th - 12th centuries.

Ferial Gardens

Ferial Gardens(1.6 km)
The Ferial Gardens at the southern end of the Kornish Al Nile (Corniche) are a relaxing spot with great views of the river.

Aswan Botanical Gardens

Aswan Botanical Gardens(2 km)
Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island.

Aswan Museum

Aswan Museum(0.6 km)
The Aswan Museum on Elephantine Island displays Nubian artifacts saved during the construction of the Aswan Dam and archaeological finds from ongoing excavations.

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