A selection of pictures of the Elephantine island, which lies in the Nile near Assuan. The name derives from the shape of the smooth grey boulders which surround the island.
The island has been inhabited since the early dynastic period. Nowadays there is a Nubian village and the fields are cultivated.

01 Nubian houses 02 Door with ornaments 03 Date palm trees 04 Flower 05 Fields and palm tree
06 Date palm trees 07 Mud bricks 08 Black sheep 09 House 10 Mud brick walls
11 Alley 12 Door with ornaments 13 Date palm trees at sunset 14 View of Nile river and Elephantine island 15 House
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