Erich Lessing

Sleek, elegant Nile feluccas are the preferred means of transportation when traveling to or from Elephantine. The island lies near Aswan, a popular southern Egyptian resort known for its luxury hotels, salutary air and venerable stone quarries. In ancient times, Aswan’s beautiful pink granite (also known as syenite) was shipped north for use in the palaces and temples of ancient Thebes.