Philae Ancient Pharaonic Temple - by night

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Photo and caption by Sofia Hanna

Philae Temple was built during the 4th century BC. However, it was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island during a UNESCO project started because of the construction of the Aswan Dam in the 1960's, after the site was partly flooded by the earlier Aswan Low Dam for half a century. The work of demolition is attributable initially to the zeal of the early Christians, as evident from the Cross carved on the wall.

Location: Philae Island, Lake Nasser, Aswan, Egypt


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