The Island of New Kalabsha
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When the High Dam was built at Aswan, a number of ancient temples were moved to the an island near Aswan, now known as New Kalabsha. The most significant monument reconstructed here is the Kalabsha Temple, dedicated to the Nubian god Mandaulis. This measures 74 meters from the pylon to the rear wall and is 33 meters wide, making it the largest freestanding temple in Egyptian Nubia. Only three rooms on the interior are fully decorated, and the temple contains an inscription left by Silko, a Nubian ruler, reflecting the rise of Christianity in the 6th century AD.

Also on the island are the Temples of Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein, both dating to the reign of Ramesses II; and the Roman Kiosk of Qertassi.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Daily, 9 AM – 5 PM

TICKET COST:
Egyptian: 2 LE
Foreign: 25 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Car

LOCATION:
Just south of the Aswan High Dam

DIRECTIONS:
BY BOAT: Motorboats will take you from the western side of the High Dam to the site

BY TAXI: From Aswan, ask for maabd kalabsha