Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Nilometer

Nilometer was used to record the level of the river, and it's the main attraction at the corner of Ruins of Abu and Elephantine Island. Indeed they're 2 nilometers there. We nearly missed out on the Nilometer, because we didn't know how Nilometer should looked like at all. So it was a bit of surprise when we found out that Nilometer was actually a series of staircase and its linkway to the Nile River.


Nilometer of Temple of Khnum is below the southern balustrade of the Khnum temple terrace, with a dried up sacred lake but was more likely a basin for measuring the Nile's maximum level.


Nilometer of Satet Temple, located just a short walk from Nilometer of Khnum Temple.

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