The temple of Ellesija @ Museo Egizio / Accademia delle Scienze


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The temple of Ellesija

In 1965, the Egyptian Museum responded to the appeal for help of Egypt to save some temples which risked to be submerged in the waters of the Lake Nasser. In return, the Egyptian Gouvernment gave the City of Turin the temple of Ellesija, built on order of Thutmosis III, close to the homonymus village, southwards from Assuan. The agreement was signed on 22 April and the monument was cut into 66 blocks. The temple was officially inaugurated and opened to the public on 4 September 1970.

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