Philae Temple Aswan
The ancient Egyptians built it before the fourth century AD, but King Nokhtinbu I was considered the real founder of the island.
The Temple of Philae is a complex of several temples and is one of the most picturesque places on Aglika Island, located to the south of the ancient Aswan Dam.
It was located on the island of Philae, an island in the heart of the Nile, one of the strongest forts along the southern border of Egypt, separating the Nile into two opposite channels in Aswan.
In addition to being one of the most important archaeological areas in Aswan, the island has a moderately dry climate due to its location on the eastern bank of the Nile, which made it one of the most distinguished pedestrians in the south and almost truly the Egyptian gate to the African continent had a temple of elephants and moved from its original place to the island of Angelika, near From Philae Island, following the construction of the High Dam.
The Philae Temple is one of the oldest temples, as it was built during the reign of King Thutmose III (1490-1436 BC). In the fourth century B.C., King Nakht Nebb (378-341 BC) built a huge temple, and after that, Ptolemy Philadelph (third century B.C.) constructed his large temple. Many of the Ptolemaic kings and governors of the Romans followed it until Philae Island crowded the temples. The most famous of them is called the “Pharaoh’s chamber”.
He added to its building the Ptolemies and the Romans, which extended until the third century AD, at the hands of the early Christians.
The name “Philae” belongs to the Greek language, which means “beloved”. The Arabic name for it is “Anas existence”, according to the myth of Anas existence in the stories “One Thousand and One Nights.” Isis, there are also many statues of the kings of ancient Egypt.
One of the beauties of the trip to Philae Island is that visitors to its temples must use Nile boats, which leave them at Nichtenbo Hall to move to the spacious halls and temples of the island. If the visitor wishes to reach the most famous and exciting temples, which is the “Isis” temple, he must go from the King’s Hall “Nichtenbo” to the north of the island to reach the courtyard of this temple, which is bordered by columns of columns on both sides. It can reach the first pylon towers from the temples, see the “maximize”, or what is known as the “birth house”, which belongs to Horus.
And the temple of Isis occupies about a quarter of the island’s area.
Then the temple of Hathor is decorated with reliefs of musicians, and it is considered one of the most important temples and south of it. The visitor finds a “kiosk” called by the name of the Emperor “Trajan”, his engravings are complete, and he depicts “Trajan” as he presents gifts and gifts to “Isis” and “Osiris” and their son.
There is also a temple built by Emperor “Augustus” and that in the ninth century BC on the same island, which the visitor can also see and wander in the corridor, as several Roman and Greek kings added small temples next to the large temples that were characterized by vivid patterns and colours, and work continued there until the fourth century AD.