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Temple of Satet[500 x 231 JPG]
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|Description ||Temple of Satet|
Aswan, Elephantine Island.
Built during reign of Thutmosis III.
Satet was believed to pour water out of jars into the Nile to cause the yearly inundations. She is usualy represented as a woman wearing a star on her head and carrying water jars. She is also the wife of the Ram Headed god Khnum who had the same job and who had a temple 100 meters to the south.
The temple itself survived relatively well until 1830, when Mohamed Ali razed the island to built a fort, that never even got started. German archeologist fixed up the debris as best they could with some new blocks to hold it all together. There are some excellent reliefs inside as well as remains of earlier edifices in the basement.
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