Philae

Philae

Philae is currently an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. It was the site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex. The temple complex was later dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project. The most ancient was a temple among them was dedicated to Isis and was built in the reign of Nectanebo I during 380-362 BC. Philae was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Aswan Governorate

Category: Ancient Temples

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Byzantine

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian & Ptolemaic & Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

Date of Inscription: 1979

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