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Jebel Silsila (Mountain of the Chain)
Jebel Silsila is about 26 miles south of Edfu. This is the border of the Egyptian Region of Nubia and in ancient times Egyptians believed that the Nile originated here. The ancient Egyptians had quarried fine sandstone from here since at least the New Kingdom. The sandstone rock quarries are located on both banks of the Nile River. Here the river narrows and the hills on the opposite banks come close together .....