Kalabsha Temple is another Nubian temple which was part of the rescue operation for monuments threatened by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. The operation sponsored by UNESCO in the 1960s. Its original position was 56km south of Aswan until it was dismantled and moved to the island now called New Kalabsha, just south of the […]

The temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thoth (god of wisdom), it was moved in order to save it from the waters of Lake Nasser. It was moved to site of el-Sebua. The temple was begun by the Arkamani (Nubian) king, some scholars suggesting that it dates back to the reign of Ptolemy II. This is […]

Derr Temple was built during the time of king Ramses II and dedicated to the Ptah, Amon and defied Ramses II. It was constructed in honor of the 30th anniversary of the reign of Rameses II. It is situated in Nubia, on the East bank of the Nile. The Temple of Derr was dismantled in […]

Kiosk of Kertassi is situated south of Kalabsha temple. It was moved to another place due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser after the construction of the High Dam. It was built during the Greek Roman period. It was dedicated to Goddess Isis. It’s a tiny Roman kiosk with four slender papyrus columns inside, […]

The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important achievements of Egypt during the last century. The Aswan Low Dam was constructed in 1898 under the direction of Sir William Willcocks. The dam was completed in 1902 and was raised several times to alleviate the Nile from flooding. However, the Aswan Low Dam […]

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