Philae Temple Relocation Process

Philae Temple Relocation Process is without a doubt one of the most

beautiful destinations in Egypt. It is considered to be a true symbol

of the Egyptian ‘classic’ architecture and the origin place of the Osiris

& Isis myth as it constructed in 690 AD during the Ptolemaic

kingdom to honor the goddess Isis and was believed to be the burial

ground of the Osiris. The temple was famous for its incredible allure

and elegance as it featured many works of art and novelist from all over the world.

Reasons for Philae Temple Relocation

The temple was in danger when the British completed the Aswan

Low Dam in 1902 led to the rise of the water levels causing

the entire temple to flooded and possibly submerged. The ruling

authority at that time made plans to relocate the entire temple to

a nearby island but they just strengthened the temple’s foundations

and the architectural supporting structures instead. In 1960, a

the nightmare happened, the temple submerged up to it third in

water due to the construction of Aswan High Dam so UNESCO

started a mission against time to save this immortal piece of art.

Philae Temple Relocation

Trajan’s Kiosk of Philae on the Flood
The Entrance of Philae Temple on the Flood

Philae flooded by the Aswan Low Dam

Philae Temple Overview on the Flood

The Process of Philae Temple Relocation

The rescue operation started by building a cofferdam, three dames surrounding

the temple, and an artificial lake to lower the water levels. Then,

the monuments cleaned, measured, and dismantled into 40,000 units then

transported and assembled on Agilkia Island where it remains until today.

The temple still enjoys a great number of visitors from all over the

globe to wonder about its spectacular artistry and brilliance.