The original site of the temple is the Island of Philae which disappeared under the waters of the middle lake between the Old Dam and the High Dam, after the building of the latter. Before the High Dam, and during the summer months, the Philae Island suffered every year from the Nile flood and visitors had to use boats that sailed within the capitals of its columns.The Old Dam created a lake extending south about 225 kilometers until reaching the Sudanese border and Philae was flooded each year during the summer months. Visitors had to use boats passing through the pylons and the capitals of the temple's columns. The temple was not affected much except for the paintwork which was washed away by the waters of the lake.
With the construction of the High Dam, Philae had to be saved like man...Read More