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All Nubian Monuments and Attractions on Lake Nasser

All Nubian Monuments and Attractions on Lake Nasser

The Nubian history of Egypt fill with historical events, facts and wars from the old Kingdom Till the Greco-Roman era but the golden age of Nubian history was in the New Kingdom Egyptian Pharaohs started to give attention to this part and use its treasures especially gold The ancient Egyptian called this area NUBIA come from word NUB which means Gold and NUBIA means land of Gold,, this part of southern Egypt wasn’t under the control of the Pharaohs Until the kings of the New Kingdom started to control these lands and build temples and new roads To connect Kemet (Egypt) to Nubia and make the people of Nubia under the control of the pharaohs. Egypt tours give you the opportunity to read and know more.

 Nubian Monuments

Egyptian Kings from the New Kingdom to the Romans built temples along the Nile in Lower Nubia between the First and Second Cataracts and there they stayed, in various stages of ruin, until the early 1960s, when the Aswan High Dam was built and Lake Nasser began to fill behind it.

An international effort to rescue the temples and other archaeological sites was undertaken under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Many temples, including those described below, were moved to higher ground, the best well-known of which was Abu Simbel. Others were dismantled and given to donor countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, and the United States. But hundreds of archaeological sites, including some temples, were inundated and remain under the waters of Lake Nasser.

 

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Qasr Ibrim:

Qasr Ibrim

(Arabic: “fortress of Ibrim”), the only surviving Nubian archaeological sites that were not moved remained in their original position on the east bank but now that “east bank” is on an island in the middle of Lake Nasser. Some inscriptions date use of the site as early as the 17th dynasty, but the ruins seen today are Coptic from the 7th century CE. Qasr Ibrim, perched atop a sandstone cliff along the banks of Lake Nasser, stands as a resilient testament to the rich history of Nubia. This ancient fortress, with its commanding presence, has witnessed the ebb and flow of civilizations, serving as a guardian of the southern Egyptian frontier for centuries. In Egypt Tours Packages you can explore it and know all the details.

 

Temple of Dakka:

Temple of Dakka

This temple of Thoth was moved to New Sebua from its original site some 25 miles upstream in the late 1960s. Original construction began ca. 220 BCE and was continued by several Ptolemaic kings and then, in the Roman period, by Augustus and Tiberius. It is the only temple in Nubia that is oriented north-south to parallel the course of the Nile.In Egypt classic tours ypou can discover and know more. The huge pylon, unusually separated from the temple proper, was added by the Romans and contains storerooms in its three interior levels. Built during the reign of King Ptolemy II Philadelphus in the 3rd century BCE, the Temple of Dakka is a testament to the Ptolemaic dynasty's influence in the region. Its construction reflects a time when Egypt and Nubia shared cultural, religious, and trade ties, creating a unique blend of architectural styles and artistic motifs.

 

The temple Derr

The Oldest Temple of Deer Egypt

Presently located at New Amada, the temple of Derr originally sat on the Nile’s east bank a few miles to the south. Dedicated to the sun god, Re, it was built by Ramses II to observe his first 30-year Sed festival. It included statues of Ptah, Amun-Re, Ramses II, and Re-Horakhty as at Abu Simbel. When Christians converted it into a church, much of its decoration was destroyed. The architecture of the Temple of Derr is characterized by its grand entrance pylon adorned with colossal statues of Ramses II and intricate reliefs depicting the king's military victories. The temple's layout includes a central hall, sanctuaries dedicated to Pakhet and other deities, and a hypostyle hall with towering columns.

 

 

Temple of Kalabsha

Temple of Kalabsha

The temple of Kalabsha is the largest free-standing temple in Nubia. Originally it stood about thirty miles south of the High Dam at Aswan before being moved to its present site, New Kalabsha, immediately south of the dam. Built-in the later Ptolemaic period and continued by Augustus, it was dedicated to Horus-Mandulis (a Nubian god), Isis, and Osiris. Like others of the Nubian temples, it was later converted into a church. Explore all of this and more during enjoyablea Aswan trips.

 

 

Amada Temple Tuthmosis III

Amada Temple

The temple of Amada, originally located about 112 miles south of the Aswan High Dam, was moved, as a single unit, one and one-half miles to New Amada. It is the oldest of the Nubian temples, dating from the New Kingdom rulers Tuthmosis III and Amenhotep II, with additions by Tuthmosis IV. Then Seti I and Ramesses II did repairs and minor additions. The temple was dedicated to Amun-Re and Re-Horakhty but was desecrated during the Amarna period. However, it still contains important historical texts concerning, e.g., a military campaign into Asia.

 

 

Tomb of Pennut in Nubia

Temple of Pennut

Pennut’s title in the administration of Ramses VI was “Deputy of Wawat and Miam.” The only Nubian tomb rescued by UNESCO’s project, it presently is located opposite Qasr Ibrim, some 25 miles away from its original site.

 

Wadi Al-Sebua temple

Wadi   Al-Sebua temple

This temple, originally a few miles east of its present location at New Sebua, was built by Ramesses II. It once had three pylons, the third of which survives. In the court past the first (now non-existent) pylon are six human-headed sphinxes wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. In the second court, falcon-headed sphinxes. Then the third pylon with one of the original four colossi of Ramesses remains. The temple, dedicated to Amun-Re, Re-Harakhti, and the deified Ramesses

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