It is one of the earliest settlement areas in Aswan. Here, in 3000BC, the ancient city of Abu was established which gained a much importance due to its trading relations with other provinces. It is a very important archaeological site which tells us about the life of the ancient Egyptian settlements here and their life. This island is also considered to be the dwelling place for the ram-headed god Khnum, who was worshipped as the creator of humankind on his potter’s wheel, Satet, his wife and goddess who guard’s the southern frontier and their daughter Anket. However, with the advent of Christianity, these ancient cult deities were later forgotten.