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Elephantine, Aswaʼn, the Cataracts, &c.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0031
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives a striking account of the scenery of the environs of Aswa'n. It also talks about the Island of Elephantine; now called Gezee'ret Aswa'n (or the Island of Aswa'n); which extends ... More


Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Karel van der Toorn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. In the fifth century BCE there was a Jewish community on Elephantine Island. Why they spoke ... More


The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the three important settlements in the vicinity of Aswan, including Syene itself, Elephantine Island, and Philae, during the Roman period. Because the annual flooding of the ... More


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