"Asswan" Egypt Things to Do Tip by DanielF

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  Philae temple.
by DanielF
 
 

The southernmost city in Egypt is the departure point for cruises in both the Nile and the lake Nasser. It played an important role already in the Ancient Egypt and there are still imposing ruins from this time, mainly from the Ptolomeic era. In this picture you can see the temple of Philae, the biggest attraction in Asswan. it is one of the best preserved Ptolomeic temples in Egypt, consacrated to the cult of Isis. It had to be removed from its original location due to the construction of the Asswan damm.

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  • Written Jun 17, 2003
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