Temples of Kalabscha
New Kalabsha is a promontory located near Aswan in Egypt. It houses several important temples, structures, and other remains that have been relocated here from the site of Old Kalabsha (Arabic: Bab al-Kalabsha, "Gate of Kalabsha;" Ancient Greek: Ταλμις, Talmis) to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
The Temple of Kalabsha (or Temple of Mandulis) is the major structure in New Kalabsha. The entire Roman Period temple to the sun god Mandulis was relocated here in 1970. It was built by Emperor Augustus and was the largest free-standing temple of Egyptian Nubia. During relocation, the temple was cut into 13,000 blocks.
The temple of Gerf Hussein (originally known as Per Ptah, the "House of Ptah") is dedicated to Ramesses II and was built by the Viceroy of Nubia Setau. Originally, it was partially free-standing and partially rock-cut. During the flooding of Lake Nasser, the free-standing section was dismantled and then rebuilt at New Kalabsha. Most of the rock-cut temple was left in place and is now submerged beneath the waters.
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Temple of Philae (47 km), Assuan (Egypt) (56 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (94 km), Temple of Kom Ombo (95 km), Temple of Amada (112 km), Temple of Edfu (153 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (186 km), Temple of Luxor (234 km), Temples of Karnak (236 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (239 km), Temple of Dendera (283 km), Cairo (Egypt) (735 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (1,970 km), Shiraz (Iran) (2,068 km), Isfahan (Iran) (2,101 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (2,110 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (2,188 km), Nain (Iran) (2,232 km), Tehran (Iran) (2,239 km), Syracuse (Italy) (2,246 km)