"Philae" Egypt Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  Philae Temple
by Paul2001

The Temple of Philae, located on the island of Agiliki, is one of the remarkable of the many temples that you will visit in Egypt. This temple was once located on the island of Philae but was moved piece by piece to the higher temple of Agiliki before work was completed on the High Dam of Aswan.
This island which sits in the middle of the Nile River can only be approached by a launch from across the river which makes it one of the more enjoyable temples to visit in Egypt.
The temple comples itself actually consists of several temples constructed and reconstructed between the years of the 26th Dynasty and the Roman Period. The principle temples are the Temple of Isis, the Temple of Horus and the Temple of Hathor. Most of what you see here was actually built or renovated during the Roman Period when so many of the Roman occupiers actually began to follow the Ancient Egypt beliefs and gods.

Directions: A short drive by taxi south of Aswan.

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  • Written Jun 12, 2003
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