Welcome to Seheyl Island

The large island situated just north of the old Aswan Dam, Seheyl was sacred to the goddess Anukis. Prior to the dam’s construction, the Nile would rush noisily through the granite boulders that emerged from the riverbed just south of here, forming the First Cataract, called Shellal by the Egyptians. Herodotus reported that an Egyptian official had told him that this was the source of the Nile, which flowed north... Read More

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