Wadi Soura lies within the plateau of the Gilf El Kebir on its western side. First discovered by Hungarian traveler "Almasy" 1924. Many prehistoric caves were depicted in the valley.The most famous of all is the "Swimmers Cave". It's mystery comes from the many unsure narrations, about the truth of the floating figures painted on the cave's wall.
A rock shrine known as Speos Artemidos is situated on the south side of an isolated wadi about 3km east of Beni Hasan. The speos is a small temple hewn completely out of the rock, in an area where there are many ancient quarries.
The temple is located in the town of Esna, about 60 km south of Luxor.
A hypostyle hall with pictures and texts, showing the Roman emperors who came to Egypt and offered sacrifices to their deities is remaining. The capitals of the columns are very interesting due to various sculptured floral motifs.