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  • 05 16, 2023

The current situation of Deir El Shelwit is a small temple of Isis and the remains of the main entrance, a water well, and a mudbrick wall.
The area of ​​Deir Al-Shalwit = is 74 * 51 meters.
The area of ​​​​the Temple of Isis = is 13 * 16 meters.
The interior inscriptions of the temple are in good condition. The interior of the temple contains a purification hall, small rooms, a staircase, and short passages. The design of the Temple of Isis from the inside consists of 3 rooms in the northern direction, two rooms in the southern direction, a staircase, and the Holy of Holies room in the middle of the temple. You will see an inscription on the walls of the god Anubis, “the god of mummification,” one of the most important deities and religious beliefs of the pharaohs, wearing the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

The temple was built in the first century BC during the reign of King Nectanebo II, then a group of buildings was built next to the building in the Roman and Greek era.

The Temple of Isis, known as Deir Shelwit, is located on the west bank of the Nile. The distance between Deir El Shelwit and Medina Habu is 4 km.

32 pieces of pottery from the Roman and Greek eras were discovered in the water well. The inside of the temple contains inscriptions similar to the inscriptions of the Temple of Philae and the Temple of Dendera in Aswan through Pharaonic cartouches of Kings Hadrianus, Antoninus Pius, Galba, Otho, Vespasianus, and Julius Caesar. It was discovered that stones were used from the temple of King Ramses III, one of the famous kings of the Pharaohs in Luxor.

The sun's rays perpendicular to the wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Isis in Deir Shelwit in Luxor twice annually, with a scientifically known astronomical phenomenon, as the sun's rays enter a straight line to illuminate the face of the god Amun and Mento-Ra. The phenomenon occurs on October 23 and February 20 of each year. In Egypt, there are 17 phenomena of perpendicularity of sunlight in the hall of the Holy of Holies to more than one Pharaonic temple in Luxor, the temples of Aswan, the temples of Qena, the temples of Giza, and the New Valley.

The temple and many more attractions in Luxor can be done during one of Egypt Luxury tours that allows you to stay at the most outstanding hotels and Nile cruises or if you are traveling with a small amount of money and would like to save your time and expenses you can check our wide variety of Egypt cheap budget tours packages, if you have been on an accident and suffer from a physical injury don't ever worry because our professional operators customized a collection of Egypt wheelchair accessible tours .packages that use all the accessible vehicles and different facilities for disabled people which is one of the main categories of our Egypt classic tours.

There's a super cool place in Aswan called the Famine Stela In Aswan. It's a special spot where you can learn about how people lived a really long time ago in Egypt. You can even pretend to be there and see all the awesome things they had back in those days.

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Egypt Tours FAQ

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At the Giza Pyramids, have a happy holiday.
• For the Christmas season, go on a Nile River cruise.
• Investigate the tombs from ancient Egypt.
• Visit the Temple of Luxor on Christmas Eve.
• Go on a dinner cruise in the evening on the Nile.
• seeing the Coptic-related sites in Old Cairo.
• Hurghada and the area's lovely beaches.

  • On the west bank of the Nile stands the Shalweit Monastery, also known as the Temple of Isis.
  • Deir Al-Shalweit and the Medinet Habu Temple are separated by a 4 kilometer distance.

The Temple of Deir Shelwit was built during the Ptolemaic period of ancient Egypt, specifically between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. It was constructed under the rule of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was of Macedonian-Greek origin.


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