Kalabsha Temple


The Temple of Kalabsha was built during the early Roman era around 30 BC by Octavius Augustus and was dedicated to the God Mandulis. The temple was originally located 50 km south of Aswan at Kalabsha (Talmis) and was moved to its present location at New Kalabsha (Chellal) in 1970 because it was threatened with submersion under the rising waters of the reservoir (Lake Nasser) during the construction of the High Dam in 1960s.

The name “Kalabsha” refers to the original site of the temple before it was moved.