Temples of Wadi al-Sebua

Temples of Wadi al-Sebua

Aswan

The site New Wadi al-Sebua results from the relocation of temples in Nubia after the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s by the Egyptian government. It is only 4 km northwest of the original site of Wadi al-Sebua. It welcomes several temples about to be covered with the Nile water. It hosts the Ramessid temple of Wadi al-Sebua dedicated to Amun-Ra and Ra-Horakhty, the Greco-Roman temple of Dakka dedicated to Thot, and the Roman temple of al-Mahrraqa dedicated to the couple Isis and Serapis. All these temples were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Nubian Monuments.

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