Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex.
Aswan High Dam, rock-fill dam across the Nile River at Aswan, Egypt, completed in 1970 at a cost of about $1 billion. The dam impounds the annual floodwaters of the Nile, releasing them when needed to maximize their utility on irrigated land. It also generates hydroelectric power.
I left Luxor and headed south by train to Aswan, and spent a week exploring the area. It was an interesting week, in more ways than one. Click to read the story.... www.midlifecrisisodyssey.com Nile; Aswan; Aswan Dam; Philae Temple; Felucca; Unfinished Obelisk; Old Cataract Hotel; Agatha Christie; Nubian Museum; Nubian Village; Nileometer; Elephantine Island; Nobles Tombs; Monastery of St Simeon
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The Soviet-Egyptian Friendship Monument at the western end of the Aswan Dam, commemorating the financial support Egypt received to build the dam in the 60s. This is a second view, with Graham at the base of the structure.