With Egyptpyramidstours.com explore Elephantine Island by boat. Elephantine Island is the largest of the Aswan area islands, and is one of the most ancient sites in Egypt, with artifacts dating to predynastic periods. This is probably due to its location at the first cataract of the Nile, which provided a natural boundary between Egypt and Nubia. As an island, it was also easily defensible. In fact, the ancient town located in the southern part of the island was also a fortress through much of its history. At one time, there was a bridge from the mainland to the island. Elephantine is Greek word for elephant. It is believed that the island received its name because it was a major ivory trading center. Finally you will be escorted by your private Egyptpyramidstours.com Tour guide back to your hotel or Nile cruise ship in Aswan.
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