In fact, the Nubian Temples are a collection of ancient temples located in Nubia. Which is now part of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. They were there by the Nubian people between the 7th and 13th centuries AD. During the height of the Nubian Kingdoms. The temples were there as places of worship and religious practice, and some were as royal tombs. They were constructed with local Nubian sandstone and decorated with intricate reliefs and carvings, depicting scenes from Nubian mythology and history.
The most famous of the Nubian Temples is the Abu Simbel temple complex. Which was there by the Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC. This magnificent temple was relocated in the 1960s in order to avoid being flooded by the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Other important Nubian Temples include the Temple of Amun at Jebel Barkal. The Temple of Isis at Philae, and the Kalabsha Temple. All of these structures are famous important examples of Nubian architecture and art.
1. The Temple of Amun at Jebel Barkal
Located in modern-day Sudan,In fact, this temple was there during the 18th dynasty of Egypt, around 1450 BC. The temple complex includes a monumental entrance, a central courtyard, several pillared halls, and a sanctuary. It is with carvings and relief sculptures of pharaohs, gods, and mythological creatures.
2. The Temple of Isis at Philae
Located on an island in the Nile River. In fact, this temple was there during the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, around 690 BC. It was dedicated to the goddess Isis and became an important center of worship for followers of this deity. In fact, the temple complex includes a main temple, several smaller shrines, and a sacred lake. In fact, it is famous for its beautiful carvings and paintings, which depict scenes from the mythology of Isis.
3. The Kalabsha Temple
Located on the banks of Lake Nasser. In fact, this temple was there by the Romans in the 1st century AD, during their occupation of Egypt. It was there to the gods Mandulis and Isis, and is famous for its well-preserved reliefs and sculptures. In fact, the temple complex includes a main temple, several smaller shrines, and a courtyard. It was moved to its current location in the 1960s, during the construction of the Aswan High Dam.