Garo Nalbandian

Boasting more archaeological sites than most nations, the tiny island of Elephantine was once the boundary between dynastic Egypt and Nubia. The island is home to a small temple (shown here) to the Nubian god Mandulis (relocated to Elephantine after its original home, Kalabsha, was submerged by the Aswan Dam in the 1960s), three temples to the Egyptian antelope goddess Satet, and a 20th Dynasty (1200–1085 B.C.E.) shrine to the ram-headed god Khnum.