Wednesday, April 14, 2004


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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