|At The Island Of Philae Or Agilika.|
|Temple Of Isis, Or Motherhood & Life. At The Island Of Philae Or Agilika.|
In the 20th Century the island of Philae was flooded by the Low Dam. The High Dam waters of Lake Nasser completely submerged the island when it was be completed.
The temples on the island were therefor completely dismanteled and moved about 550 Meters north of Philae, between the years 1972 - 1980 AD to the island of Agilika on Lake Nasser.
Today it is still commonly said that the various monuments are on Philae Island, even though they really are on Agilika Island.
Tradition said that it was from Philae (Pilak in Egyptian) that Isis watched over the tomb of Osiris on the neighboring island of Biga. The Temple Of Isis and Horus The Child dominated the group of monuments erected between the 26th Dynasty and the Roman Period.
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.
The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange a tour of Philae, Aswan, or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo or Aswan; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
|Our Bus Left Us|
At The Bazaar
While We Wait
To Board Our Boat.
Of The Group.
|"Come On George,|
Hurry, Lets Go!"
Philae Is On
Left Of The Picture.
|George Walking Backwards|
To The Boat
"Lets Get On Board!"
|East, To Philae.|
|West Of Philae|
|West Of Philae|
|Starting To Curve|
SE Around Philae.
South Side Dock.
|On South Side.|
|South Side.||South Side.|
|Docked Looking South|
|Past The Dock|
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