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Wadi Seboua

Wadi Seboua

1. Temple of Dakka

2. Temple of Maharraqa


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Temple of Maharraqa

Wadi Seboua, Egypt

Photo: Rita Willaert

Wadi Seboua, Egypt

The Temple of Maharraqa was relocated 50 km as the waters of Lake Nasser began to rise in the 1960's.
This small temple dates back to Greco-Roman times, and it assumed that it was dedicated to Serapis. Still, the temple appears never to have been finished.
With its modest size and lack of decorations it is not high on any tour group's list. Still, it is unique in one respect, having the only spiral staircase of any Egyptian temple.

By Tore Kjeilen