Raoudha Nilometre

Raoudha Nilometre

Raoudha Nilometre is a structure for measuring the Nile River's clarity and water level during the annual flood season. It is located on the island of Rhoda in central Cairo, Egypt. This nilometer dates as far back as 861 AD, when the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil ordered its construction.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Ancient Water Structures

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Raoudha nilometre in Cairo

Date of Submission: 2003

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