4 Philae Island, 1906. With the building of the Aswan Low Dam in 1906, the temples were subject to annual flooding. They were saved by dismantling them and moving them to higher ground on the Island of Agilkia in the 1960s - another UNESCO project. Credit: Image from the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA), Uniform Resource Identifier: 20965. Original source: De Guerville, A. B. New Egypt. E.P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1906. p. 230a.
5 A view of a neighboring town from our boat en route to Philae Island temples.
8 The temple is one of several called Nubian Monuments built between Abu Simbel and Philae Island. The structures on Philae Island were built circa 380 to 145 BC.
9 Pillar inside of temple.
10 Philae Temple of Isis.
12 Temple of Isis.
14 Figures and hieroglyphs on Temple Isis.
15 In the 19th century AD, William John Bankes brought an obelisk from Philae to England. On the obelisk was engraved a petition. Comparison of Egyptian hieroglyphs on the obelisk with those of the Rosetta stone, it led to greater understanding of the Egyptian consonantal alphabet.