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July 24, 2005
From journal Day Trip to Alexandria
December 4, 2000
It looks like a river runs through it with lots of vegetation. What it is in actuality is how the bath was filled and drained. The area that looks like a dry river is called a nilometer. This is how they determined the amount of water (due to rain). Water from the nilometer could be directed to the bath which contained a low area on one side for the water to run out the other side, thus providing a clean bath.
The entrance fee is a mere 6LE and since it is about 1/4 mile from the catacombs is worth a look. It takes about 45 minutes.
From journal Alexandria's History and Sights