Kiosk of Qertassi, New Kalabsha

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Carole Raddato
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published on 12 March 2022

The Kiosk of Qertassi is a small but elegant Roman kiosk with four lotus-headed columns inside and two Hathor pillars at the entrance. It dates to the early Roman period (1st century CE) and resembles the Kiosk of Trajan in Philae. The monument was originally located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Aswan in Southern Egypt (Lower Nubia). It was moved to the site of New Kalabsha by the Egyptian Antiquities Service as part of the incredible International Campaign for the Safeguard of the Monuments of Nubia launched in the early 1960s by UNESCO.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, March 12). Kiosk of Qertassi, New Kalabsha. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15394/kiosk-of-qertassi-new-kalabsha/

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Raddato, Carole. "Kiosk of Qertassi, New Kalabsha." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 12, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15394/kiosk-of-qertassi-new-kalabsha/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Kiosk of Qertassi, New Kalabsha." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Mar 2022. Web. 27 Sep 2022.

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