Agilkia Island, Aswan

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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. Partially to completely flooded by the old dam's construction in 1902, the Philae complex was dismantled and relocated to Agilkia island, as part of a wider UNESCO project related to the 1960s construction of the Aswan High Dam and the eventual flooding of many sites posed by its large reservoir upstream.
Agilkia, like the island, was the name chosen for the planned landing site on a comet by the Rosetta spacecraft mission's Philae lander. Upon initial touchdown however, the lander took a large bounce followed by a smaller one before finally coming to rest perhaps a kilometre away from Agilkia, at a site named Abydos.
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  • The island of Agilika was re-modeled to look like the Island of Philae when the Temple of Isis was moved from Philae to it in the 1960s. Reconstructed under the Unesco plan to save ancient Egypt, the....  more »
  • The various conquering powers left their marks on the various temple and ruins. Still a very impressive ruin saved from the flooding of the Nile by the High Dam  more »
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  • Agilkia Island Arabic: أجيليكا‎ is an island in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam along the Nile rover in southern Egypt; it is the present site of the relocated Ancient Egyptian temple complex of Philae. Partially to completely flooded by the old dam's construction in 1902, the Philae complex was dismantled and relocated to Agilkia island, as part of a wider UNESCO projec related to the 1960s construction of the Aswan High Dam and the eventual flooding of many sites posed by its large reservoir upstream.
  • Agilkia Island 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.
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