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The Temple of Isis have a beautiful setting on an island. The views are great as you arrive by boat. The temple was mostly built during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphia (285 - 246 BC) on Philae Island and Isis was worshipped there until the temple was closed in 550 AD.
When the Aswan Dam was created in 1902 the temple was partly submerged for many months a year, and still more so when the dam was heightened. At that time it was possible to see the temple from rowing boats going around the ruins. Sounds to have been quiet nice to see them in that way.
As the Aswan Dam was constructed the temple complex on Philae Island was rescued and moved to the nearby island Agilkia.
There is no public transport to Philae (or Shellal village). I came here as part of a tour from Aswan. We left Aswan... more travel advice
The Kiosk of Trajan is an unfinished pavilion near the water. It is popular to photograph and it was popular to paint it... more travel advice
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