Philae Temple Is n Island
In The Reservoir Of The Aswan Low Dam
Downstream Of The Aswan Dam & Lake Nasser, Egypt
Philae Was Originally Located Near The Expansive First Cataract Of The Nile
In The Upper Egypt & Was The Site Of An Egyptian Temple Complex
These Rapids & The Surrounding Area Have Been Variously Flooded Since The Initial Construction Of The Aswan Low Dam In 1902
The Temple Complex Was Dismantled & Moved To Nearby Agilkia Island
Mehrangarh, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.
The fort is located at the centre of the city spreading over 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) on top of a high hill. Its walls, which are up to 36 metres (118 ft) high and 21 metres (69 ft) wide, protect some of the most beautiful and historic palaces in Rajasthan.
Entry to the fort is gained though a series of seven gates. The most famous of the gates are:
• Jai Pol ("Gate of Victory"), built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 to celebrate his victory in a war with Jaipur and Bikaner.
• Fateh Pol, built to celebrate a victory over the Mughals in 1707