Philae Temple

Agilkia Island
Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

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This is an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt that originally stood on the island of Philae in the Nile. It was moved to the island of Agilkai by UNESCO in the 1970s to protect the temple and monuments from flood waters.

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  • Ancient Structures

    Philae is mentioned by numerous ancient writers. A temple for Isis was built during 380-362 BC. Other ruins date from the Ptolemaic times (282-145 BC), with many traces of Roman work in Philae dedicated to Ammon-Osiris.
  • Man-Made

  • World Heritage Site

    The Philae Temple and surrounding monuments are included on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list under the title Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae.

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