"Philae Temple" Aswan Things to Do Tip by cheryl-b

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When Philae Temple was threatened by the rising waters caused by the Aswan High Dam, archeologists moved the temple from its submerged islands to a higher island. Take a pleasant boat trip to the island, and notice how the move "skewed" the temple: the new island was slightly too small, so the temple had to be "bent" in order to fit.

One of the more interesting temples in Egypt.

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2005
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