Amada Temple in Nubia | Temple of Amada Egypt

The Amada Temple is the oldest temple in the Nubian region of Egypt. The temple was established during the reign of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, as a consecration of the gods Ra and Amon. The temple was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979, as part of the monuments of Nubia from Abu Simbel to Philae.

Amada Temple in Nubia |

Amanda Temple in Nubia is still a great place to visit, especially if you try one of our Egypt Lake Nasser cruises during Egypt travel packages. Built by Tuthmosis III and his son Amenhotep II and a hypostyle hall was added by his successor, Tuthmosis IV.

King Thutmose III | Tuthmosis the Third

King Thutmose III | Tuthmosis the Third


Ananda temple is the oldest of all the monuments found around Lake Nasser. Dating back to the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom, the temple predates that of Ramses II and Abu Simbel Temples which were built during the 19th dynasty by about 200 years. Inside, there are important facts relating to Ramses II and his son Merenptah. The temple does not have particularly majestic dimensions, with a hypostyle hall inside which there are still 12 columns, which leads to a chapel dedicated to God Amun and Re-Harakhty, two of the most important gods of ancient Egypt.

Temple of Amada

The pylon that once stood before this structure has been destroyed. Despite its small size, the temple is worthy of interest for the scenes and the wall representations, including images dedicated to the pharaonic era dating back to the 18th dynasty returning from some victorious military campaigns that probably occurred in Asia and Libya. The discoveries inside the temple of Amada are some of the best-preserved in the whole Nubian region, also of the quality of the original coloring. This is partly due to the treatments and protections made by the first Christians who adopted the site as their place of worship during the beginning of Christianity in Egypt.

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