New Kalabsha, Aswan

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New Kalabsha is a promontory located near Aswan in Egypt. It houses several important temples, structures, and other remains that have been relocated here from the site of Old Kalabsha (Arabic: Bab al-Kalabsha‎, "Gate of Kalabsha", the name of Kelāpiş tribe; Ancient Greek: Ταλμις, Talmis) and other sites in Lower Nubia, to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The major remains are described below:
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  • Although you need to take a boat to get to the site, it was a pleasure to tour since not many tourists go. It is the largest freestanding Nubian temple that was removed and reconstructed. The...  more »
  • It surely isn't as beautiful as the nearby temple of Phile, but it deserves a visit. The internal carvings are well preserved and have some remaining color and there is a nice circular nilometer that....  more »
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