It is an island located in the region of Aswan low dam’s reservoir. It is situated near the famous lake of Nasser in Egypt. It was first present in the south of Egypt near the Nile River which had been flooded many times in the history. It was surrounded by nay monumental constructions such as temples which had been removed by the flood.
The Philae is a small island having a length of around 380 meters and 180 widths. It is full of early ruins of the country. Its main component is synite stone. In the ancient times it was considered as an unapproachable place in a way that even the birds did not use to fly over it. It is also known as the burial place of Osiris.
This island had a great significance in the early times as it had been used for trade and commercial purposes from nearby cities and also it was a spot of exchanging goods among Egypt and Nubia.
It had been receiving thousands of visitors for various purposes for a long period of time and because of what a natural road had formed in the rocky land of the island whose ruins are still there.
It is located on a very remarkable position on the globe near the tropic of cancer and it receives the direct shadows of the sun. The Philae has been considered as one of the most archeologically wealthy areas of the world as it is rich in ancient artifacts dating back to centuries which had belonged to various ruling dynasties.
It has the monuments from the pharaoh to the later rulers Caesars. Some of the monuments date back to the Ptolemaic period. It has a statue of lions made up of granite along several pyramidal structures.