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Aswan - Egypt. Elephantine Island Featured large boulder Print

Aswan - Egypt. Elephantine Island

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 card depicts the Temple of the ram-headed creator-god Khnum, at the southern end of the island, dating from New Kingdom to Roman times. A granite gateway built by Alexander is the only large structure of the temple which remains intact. At one time, there was a bridge from the mainland to the island. Elephantine is Greek for elephant. In ancient times, the Island, as well as the southern town, was called Abu, or Yabu, which also meant elephant. The town has also been referenced as Kom, after it's principle god of the island, Khnum (Khnemu). It is believed that the island received it's name because it was a major ivory trading center, though in fact, it was a major trading post of many commodities. There are large boulders in the river near the island which resembled bathing elephants, particularly from afar, and this too has been suggested as a reason for the island's name

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Physical weathering Featured large boulder Print

Physical weathering

Physical weathering. Large boulders of igneous rock shaped by weathering. Weathering is the denudation of rock by a variety of physical processes. Here, traces of water have reacted with mineral veins in the rock to weaken it, and the thermal expansion and contraction of these hydrated minerals has loosened the rock further (exfoliation). This leaves the rock vulnerable to erosion by wind. Photographed in the Namib Desert, Africa