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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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