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.