The ancient sandstone quarry site extends on both banks of the Nile known by its ancient Egyptian name as Kheny or Khenu, which has been translated as “The Place of Rowing”. The quarries were used from the 18th Dynasty through the Graeco-Roman period and are useful records of extraction methods and transportation techniques for sandstone.
Monuments such as the rock-cut temple of Horemheb, the chapels of Panehesy and Paser and the Temple of Kheny are located on the west and east banks of the Nile. A large number of hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic, Greek and Latin inscriptions and graffiti, petroglyphs and elaborate pictorial representations are located throughout the site.
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