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Other Ancient Aswan include Aswan Nilometer which located at Elephantine Island in Aswan. In fact, Aswan Nilometer has a greater importance more than showed in most of books about Egypt. Egypt has four Nilometers on the Nile for measurements of the level of water. In fact, Aswan Nilometer which located at the first Cataract of the Nile, was prime. It was the earliest warning of fluctuations in the River’s depth. The changes of water level recorded and published. This information used to predict silt levels and thus manage the agriculture. The agriculture was completely dependent on the flooding levels of the Nile River. Taxes based on the amount of flooding received up until the middle of the 20th century. Aswan Nilometer is one of the most intact relics of Elephantine Island. In fact, it was an instrument which kept in a state of repair to be useful.
Other Ancient Aswan also include Kiosk of Qertassi. It is a tiny Roman kiosk which located south Kalabsha temple. In fact, the Kiosk has four slender papyrus columns inside. It also has two Hathor columns at the entrance. In fact, Kiosk of Qertassi Aswan is a small but indeed elegant. The structure unfinished and not inscribed with the name of the architect. It probably is contemporary with Trajan’s Kiosk at Philae. The Kiosk of Qertassi Aswan dates back to the Augustan or early Roman period. The structure is only twenty-five feet square, and consists of a single Hathor court. It oriented north or south and surrounded by fourteen columns connected by screen walls. Of the 14 pillars, only 6 have survived in place. The pillars or columns made of brown sandstone.
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Other Ancient Aswan also include the Unfinished Obelisk which located in the southern end of Aswan town. In fact, the Unfinished Obelisk still remains in situ and attached to the rock on one side. The southern end of Aswan town was an area of ancient granite quarries. It is where the most valuable stone for the building of many of Egypt’s monuments obtained. Most of tour packages in Aswan include the visit of the Unfinished Obelisk Aswan. In fact, it situated in the northern part of the quarries. It indeed is gigantic single piece of granite. The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan intended to be an obelisk which attributed to Queen Hatshepsut. In fact, it is like her obelisk in Karnak temple in Luxor. Some fine reliefs depict the transportation methods of an obelisk. You can see these reliefs in Hatshepsut temple.