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Cross to Elephant Island using the local ferry near the Ferial gardens (The Nileometer is on the river wall)
Once on the other side walk up the road a short distance, to
where you see a turning to the left. (There was a corner shop there with a
coca-cola cabinet). Turn left & walk through what looks like someone’s back
garden and you will come to the entrance to the complex.
It is a large area with the ruins of the old town of Abu/Yebu,
the Temple of Khaum/Khnum and many other ruined temples
All have not been fully rebuilt (Yet?) and it
looks a lot more 'destroyed' than many other sites.
There is a theory held, by some that the Ark of the Covenant was on this island and was then later taken to Axum in Ethiopia.
The northern end is dominated by the Movenpick Hotel see this link to another article Elephantine Island