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Reviewed 3 July 2019

this was a great place to visit especially for those who dont do more than Cairo , the Nilometer is a amazing piece of engineering that allowed the farmers in the Nile Delta know whether the year would bring famine o floods and is a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank egyptology4all
Reviewed 5 June 2019

As we planed to Visit Manila Palace with Grandchildren and this Nilometer is near and Unique for all of us so we went to see what’s about First it’s a historical building it’s used to calculate the River Nile level especially during Floods it’s a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 262basilm
Reviewed 30 May 2019

This Uzbek construction used to measure the level of the Nile river before the Aswan dam was built. Taxes were based on the level of water, thus providing farmers with assistance.... or taking money from them. A really interesting architecture!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FrenchTraveller001
Reviewed 27 April 2019

This Nilometer is a must-see, it is very hard to get a guide who knows a lot about it, but if possible then its amazing!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ant091326
Reviewed 17 April 2019

The fate of Egypt depended on that the waters of Nile rise so much to water the fields etc, but not so much as to cause a flood. Therefore, mesuring the Nile was a very important task and the Nilometer, during the reign of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MathiasS75
Reviewed 11 April 2019

though it is a smaller monument and not easily accessible, i found it was worth the visit. Take a taxi that would wait for you and bring you back. it wont take more than half an hour. the interiors of the Nilometer are beautiful. and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 21rashmik
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Egypt exists because of the Nile River and the river level measuring device, Nilometer, is a testament to that fact. Located on the Island and easy to reach and access. You’ll enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 29 January 2019

I read about this site and made it the most important to visit (after the pyramids) It was open and for a fee you can visit also the building near the Nilometer. i was let to descend to the bottom of the site and it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yoav K
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

This historical moment was used to measure the Nile floods in the old days before building the High dam I Aswan. The architecture is very pretty inside. The view of the Nile from there is quite spectacular. May be needs more attention to the maintenance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Munirasaleh
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The Nilometer is an interesting bit of history, and my students would listen in silence, when I explained to them how it worked all those centuries ago! The Egyptians were very clever people and the Nilometer was a device to forecast the weather, particularly the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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