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The temple of Isis from Philae at its current location on Agilkia Island in Laker Nasser.

Agilkia Island (also called Agilika; Arabic: أجيليكا‎) is an island in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam along the Nile River in southern Egypt; it is the present site of the relocated ancient Egyptian temple complex of Philae. Due to the construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902, the island of Philae is flooded during most parts of the year.[1] The temple complex was dismantled and moved to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.[2]


The Kiosk of Trajan (left) with the temple of Isis (right) on Agilkia Island.


  1. Baines & Malek 1980, p. 73.
  2. The Rescue of Nubian Monuments and Sites, UNESCO project site about Nubia Campaign.


  • Baines, J./Malek, J., 1980: Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Equinox, Oxford.

Copyright Images[]

  • Temple of Isis: By Ivan Marcialis from Quartucciu, Italy - The Temple of Philae on Agilkia Island, CC BY-SA 2.0.
  • Kiosk of Trajan: Retrieved from at 7/18/2021.