It is believed to have been built by Queen Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty. It lies on the south side of Elephantine Island. Khnum was one of the important gods of Ancient Egypt who, although not reaching the rank of a national god, was considered the manufacturer of man. In his circle of a potter, he manufactured man and his soul always in double figures from mud. There are also remains from the Old Kingdom time and other references from the New Kingdom, specially from the reign of Hatshepsut. Among the surroundings, there are the ruins of a granite step pyramid from the 3rd Dynasty and a small chapel from the Ptolemaic Period (305-30 BC).