Sunday, 24 April 2016

Philae Temple - Egypt

This is now a island, but it was once a temple complex located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile River in southern Egypt.

 This place is amazing for many reasons.
The building of the Aswan Dam would have flooded the ancient site completely. So the engineers moved this entire temple complex to higher ground.
A breathtaking feat.

Philae was said to be one of the burying-places of Osiris.


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