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Dec 15, 2010 - Philae Temple

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND The beauty of the Temple Of Isis, wife of Osiris, god of the dead, was the most popular of all of Egypt’s tourist attractions during the 19th century. It had already been a pilgrimage site for thousands of years, so it was particularly unfortunate that the building of the old Aswan Dam meant that the temple would be underwater for six months of the year. Visitors coming during the annual flooding of the Nile were forced to hire rowboats to take them across the water to hover and float around the partially submerged...

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