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  Aswan - Island of Elephantine
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      Aswan - Island of Elephantine
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  • Aswan - Island of Elephantine - Aswan
      Aswan - Island of Elephantine
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Aswan - Island of Elephantine - Aswan
      Aswan - Island of Elephantine
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Aswan - Island of Elephantine - Aswan
      Aswan - Island of Elephantine
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Aswan - Island of Elephantine - Aswan
      Aswan - Island of Elephantine
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

The verdant island of Elephantine is the great island in Aswan. It has 1,500m long and 500m wide. In the northern part of the island there was an ancient city-fortress of Aswan. It is also famous with its luxuriant growth of palms, known in Arabic as Geziret Aswan or El-Gesira ("the Island").

It can be reached by boat (preferably a felucca) in a few minutes. It is one of Aswan's principal tourist attractions, and because it has quiet idyllic charm.

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  • Written Oct 7, 2007
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