Phila Temple is one of the most important places in Nubba, Aswan, as it includes many tombs and statues of the ancient Egyptians era.
Philae Temples are located in the southern part of Aswan. It has been divided into pieces and re-assembled in a new location far from its original place 5oo km. The name of Philae is taken from the Greek language which means the beloved and the Arabic name is ‘’Anas Elwgod’’. For the ancient Egyptian name is “Bilak” which means the end or border as it was in the borders of Egypt. It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperors.
The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. These three characters dominate ancient Egyptian culture. The god Osiris is murdered and dismembered by his brother Seth. Isis searches for the fragments, collects them together and with her magic powers brings Osiris back to life. They then conceive the god Horus. Osiris becomes god of the underworld and judge of the dead - who must answer to him for their deeds on Earth. Meanwhile Isis gives birth to Horus and protects the young god. Later when Horus is grown he avenges his father by defeating Seth in combat.
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