New Wadi es-Sebua

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Ramesses' temple at Wadi es-Sabua
Temple of Maharraqa

The New Wadi es-Sabua is an archaeological site in Egypt.

Created during the International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, it is located only 4 km west from the original site of Wadi es-Sebua, which today contains three ancient Egyptian temples in Lower Nubia, the temples of Wadi-es Sebua, Maharraqa and Dakka respectively.[1]

Wadi es-Sabua Temple[edit]

The Temples of Wadi es-Sebua were erected by the two New Kingdom Egyptian pharaohs, Ramesses II and Amenhotep III. Both temples feature pylons and an inner rock-cut sanctuary. The structures were subsequently moved to a new location in the 1960s due to the construction of the Aswan Dam.

Temple of Maharraqa[edit]

The temple of Maharraqa was an ancient Egyptian temple from the Roman period that was never completed.

Temple of Dakka[edit]

The Greco-Roman Temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thoth, is today located at the New Wadi es-Sebua area.


  1. ^ Christine Hobson, Exploring the World of the Pharaohs: A complete guide to Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson 1993 paperback, p.1177

External links[edit]

Media related to New Wadi es-Sebua at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 22°48′2″N 32°32′51″E / 22.80056°N 32.54750°E / 22.80056; 32.54750