Temple complex on Philae Island

Philae (Greek: Φιλαί, Philai; Ancient Egyptian: Pilak, P’aaleq; Arabic: أنس الوجود‎, Anas el Wagud) is an island in the Nile River and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt. The complex was dismantled and relocated to a nearby island in connection to the UNESCO project started because of the construction of the High Dam, after beeing partly flooded by the first Aswan Dam for half a century.




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