[< Gallery Home | Latest Images | Top 100 | Submit Picture >]
<< Previous Picture | Next Picture >>
| Nubian predynastic Reliefs |
[500 x 345 JPG]
Unless otherwise stated, this image is the copyright of the submitter. Contact them for permission to reproduce it.
|Description ||Neolithic relief of Elephant.|
About 5000 to 3500 BCE from Nile valey south of Aswan.
This was originaly carved into a cliff and was cut out for preservations when the water levels of lake Nasser started rising after the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Elephants are not native to the Aswan region, but Africans had a good business exporting Ivory as well as Gold to the Egyptians and Aswan would have been their first point of contact. This is thought to be the orgin of the name of Elephantine Island.
The item is preserved next to the Temple of Kalabsha which is about 1 kilometer south of the Aswan High Dam.
No comments. Why don't you go ahead and post one!
To post comments first you must Register!
Megalithic Portal eGallery, images of megaliths and prehistoric sites worldwide, free to view.