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“Philae Temple,” thought to be of Nubian origin and meaning the “the temple on the island of the past,” like Abu Simbel, garnered international attention and adoration in the 1960s when a campaign was launched by UNESCO to save it from rising waters behind the newly-built Aswan High Dam. Block by block, the temple was dismantled, moved, and rebuilt from the Philae Islands to the nearby Agilkia Island. Its history however, extends much further beyond its rescue campaign, and serves…