Discover Lake Nasser Temples Egypt

The artificial Lake Nasser was created following the construction of the Aswan Dam between 1958 and 1970. A vast international operation was set up by UNESCO to save the main monuments that are threatened by the rise of the water. Twenty-or-so temples were thus relocated, some higher up on the bank and others to other countries.

Very popular with dragonflies, scorpions and sand lizards, the temples of Lake Nasser have survived the floods. Works from the Greco-Roman era, the temples of Kalabsha, Wadi Es-Saboua, Derr and Amada are less impressive than the sites on the banks of the Nile but will still surely move you.

The temples of Philae are also located on Lake Nasser, on an island. At one point they were engulfed by water and around the year 1940 visitors passed through the columns by boat. The island of Agilkia was therefore designed to serve as the home of the archaeological site of Philae, which comprises the temple of Hathor.

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