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Elephantine

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Definition: City built on an island in the middle of the Nile and named for its unusual rock formations that resemble elephants. For a long time the southernmost city in Egypt, Elephantine was a center for trade between Egypt and Kush, another ancient African civilization.

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Ancient Egypt
Find out more about the Land of the Nile.

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Good detail on the ancient capital city

Map of Ancient Egypt
Click on the map to see a closeup of the cities in that region of Egypt

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