Temple of Maharraqa, Egypt

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Carole Raddato
published on 13 March 2022

The Temple of Maharraqa is a Roman-built (1st century CE) unfinished temple dedicated to Serapis and Isis. It is located in New Wadi es-Sebua, a temple complex area in southern Egypt situated on the banks of Lake Nasser. It was placed in its present location as part of the large rescue effort led by UNESCO to save the ancient monuments of Lower Nubia from the waters of Lake Nasser. The only part of the monument that was finished was an inner court surrounded on three sides by columns.

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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 13). Temple of Maharraqa, Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15408/temple-of-maharraqa-egypt/

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Maharraqa, Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 13, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15408/temple-of-maharraqa-egypt/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Maharraqa, Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Mar 2022. Web. 05 Feb 2023.