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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.

  • Last visit to Philae: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 20, 2006
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  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 2:20 AM

    ur page brings my memories back. thanks :)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Enjoyed reading about Philae and the wonderful temples.

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2007 at 5:21 AM

    Beautiful photos and nicely written tips. Will be most useful in two weeks' time! Cheers!!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2007 at 1:23 AM

    Very interesting and useful page. This rebuild ancient complex is really worth visiting. I was lucky to see a night light show there. It was very impressive and marvelous... Thanks Malena for the virtual tour!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 12:05 AM

    Excellent tips. Good info on different prices for the tour. The Kiosk of Trajan - an unfinished pavilion near the water - looks very charming!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2006 at 9:58 AM

    Excellent descriptions. Most helpful. Beautiful photographs.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2006 at 1:15 PM

    that is another great place to go to for me one day,too ! Thanks for sharing, Malena !

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2006 at 10:57 PM

    Philae is one of those locations which name only make you dream! Excellent page!

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2006 at 2:48 PM

    Philae was one of my fav ruins in Egypt. It cost me about 40 pounds for my visit back in '96. Very good page.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2005 at 2:40 PM

    Can't hide the eveidence of a glourious civilization, I love Egypt :-))

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