Birket Habu is interesting from a number of aspects. For example, at Deir El Shelwit, Amenhotep III constructed his Jubilee Platform. The area is sometimes known as kom-el-Samak. During the time of Nectanebo 1-11, a small temple appears to have been started but remained unfinished until Roman times. The remains of this temple, known as the Roman Temple of Isis at Deir el Shelwit can still be visited, but is usually locked. However, if the key-holder can be located, he will probably unlock it so that any visitor may look inside.
Another causeway appears to have been planned towards a place called Kom-el-Abd, and here Amenhotep appears to have constructed another platform and a Sun Temple.
The buildings and construction of what would have terminated in a massive canal system together with the Palace Complex occupies some 5 square kilometers, and just a quick look at the size of the earth mounds will give the viewer some idea of the scale of the operation.