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Ancient Egyptian: Talmis
The temples here, have the Temple of Mandulis at its centre, built by the command of the Roman emperor, Augustus. The original temples were dismantled in 1962-63, relocated 750 metre to the south, and opened in 1970.
The Temple of Mandulis is the largest freestanding temple of Lower Nubia, it was built from sandstone, but never completed.
In addition to the Temple of Mandulis, there are in addition 3 more temple structures.
Perhaps among the most interesting structures here is the Gerf Hussein, as it is known now. A more original name is Per Ptah, dedicated to Ramses 2, and built by the Viceroy of Nubia, Setau. The structures in place here have also been relocated, submerged are its rock-hewn quarters. The decorations here are very different from all other Egyptian temples, crude and wide in their form. For the writing of Contents, there was no information telling whether this was a conscious choice of style or inadequacy of the artists. It for sure is not an indication of age, though this seems the most likely when visiting.
The Beit el-Wali is a rock temple, also dedicated to Ramses 2, and in which several gods were worshipped, but in particular Amon and Anuket.
The kiosk of Qertassi is quite small, but of high quality. It belongs to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. It revered Hathor, and is like the two temples above, also dedicated to Ramses 2.
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