This island has many temples, built upon by Pharaohs and Caesars of different era. Out of these, the most famous one is definitely the temple of Isis, dedicated to the goddess of the same name, who was also the mother of Horus. Like Abu Simbel, the whole complex was also relocated bits by bits by UNESCO in order to save it from the flooding of the high dam.
Although it was the first temple I visited, I was already impressed by its use of Egyptian-style pylons and the Greek/Roman-style columns. The mix 'n match at 300BC really worked out!
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