Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Philae Temple

We are at Aswan and caught a boat to Philae Temple, which was is on a little island in the river. 
The old Aswan dam was built over 100 years ago, and the water level rose to  about half way up the temple. For about 70 years visitors then used to view it by rowing boat. 
However, in the 1970's it was moved about 300 metres to the island where it is now and is completely dry and secure. 
We also drove up to the new High Aswan dam which is a couple of miles further upstream and raises the water level many metres higher still. 

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