All Cities - Esna

The Strange Temple of Khnum
The temple was started early in the 2nd century BCE, but rulers contributed with additions and new decorations for the following 400 years. It was dedicated to Khnum, the god who had created the entire world and made the first human beings using clay from the Nile.

The modern setting of the temple is strange, somewhat similar to the temple at Akhmim. It lies 10 meters below the present ground level, with the town of Esna on all sides.




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