Temple of Philae

Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile River in southern Egypt, and was the site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and the surrounding area have been variously flooded since the initial construction of the Old Aswan Dam in 1902. The temple complex was later dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Assuan (Egypt) (8 km), Temples of Kalabscha (47 km), Temple of Kom Ombo (48 km), Temple of Edfu (106 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (141 km), Temple of Amada (157 km), Temple of Luxor (188 km), Temples of Karnak (190 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (193 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (228 km), Temple of Dendera (237 km), Cairo (Egypt) (691 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (1,925 km), Shiraz (Iran) (2,043 km), Isfahan (Iran) (2,070 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (2,085 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (2,176 km), Nain (Iran) (2,201 km), Malta (2,202 km), Tehran (Iran) (2,202 km)

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