Philae Island

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1856 photo of the Island of Philae (now submerged)
1809 map of the Island of Philae (now submerged), from the Description de l'Égypte

Philae Island was an island near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt. Due to the building of the Aswan Dam, the island is today submerged under Lake Nasser. Prior to the submerging, the Philae temple complex which had been built on the island, was moved to Agilkia Island.[1]


  1. ^ The Rescue of Nubian Monuments and Sites, UNESCO project site about Nubia Campaign.

Coordinates: 24°01′19″N 32°53′20″E / 24.02194°N 32.88889°E / 24.02194; 32.88889