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A former island in the Nile River of southeast Egypt. Site of many ancient temples and monuments, it was particularly noted for its temple dedicated to Isis. The construction of the first dam at Aswan (1899-1934) caused the island to be seasonally inundated, and in the 1970s its structures were moved to another nearby island.
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(Placename) an island in Upper Egypt, in the Nile north of the Aswan Dam: of religious importance in ancient times; almost submerged since the raising of the level of the dam
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an island in the Nile, in Upper Egypt: the site of ancient temples; now submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser.
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