"Isna or Esna Int It" Top 5 Page for this destination Isna by stevezero

Isna Travel Guide: 59 reviews and 240 photos

The Great Temple

Esna is located about fifty kilometers south of Luxor.
We visited it as part of our Nile Cruise.
It is now a modern town, but it as an ancient heart. Thre present town is built around the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to the god Khnum.
Under the Greeks and Romans, the town became the capital of the Third Nome of Upper Egypt. Besides Khnum, the temple was dedicated to several other deities, the most prominent of whom were Neith and Heka. This was the ram god that was worshipped throughout this area and who fashioned mankind from mud of the Nile on his potter's wheel.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historical, mythical
  • Cons:Bit noisy
  • In a nutshell:Full of ancient history
  • Intro Written Apr 9, 2005
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  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 1:07 AM

    Lovely page, Steve! I only passed through the sluice, but didn't stop! I love the temple's details. Thanks for visiting my Aswan page. Diana

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2006 at 12:02 AM

    Looks like another interesting place! Maybe I should take a cruise on the Nile one day.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 7:28 AM

    Love the architectual detail, the old and new photo is quite significant. Perceptive commentary. What a great trip this must have been.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 3:37 PM

    Gorgeous page Steve, Your photos have captured the peacefulness if being on the Nile. Very nice (~_~)

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 10:59 AM

    Looks a fantastic place Steve,i must visit here one day,great page.


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