Philae Temple In Aswan Egypt tour! Highlights from a Collette Tours vacation. Philae Temple In Aswan Egypt is such a great traveling experience! With Collette we traveled to the Philae Temple. Relocated and preserved by a special UNESCO project, this structure remains an architectural wonder. In our exploring the Philae Temple Complex video you will witness the temple entranceway, the temple’s main courtyard, entry to the inner temple, House of Isis, gateway of Hadrian, and Kiosk of Trajan.
Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. The temple complex of Philae was originally built on Philae, an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam (Lake Nasser), Egypt. Since the initial construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902, the area have been flooded so the temple complex was dismantled, piece by piece, and moved to the nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam. Although there are several temples and buildings located on Philae, the largest and the most famous is the Temple of Isis. Here, the ancient Egyptians worshiped the goddess Isis as well as Osiris and Horus (her son). The Temples of Philae were venerated from the Pharaonic era through the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler making their own additions to the stones here.