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Calle de Maria de Molina 31 BIS

Calle Maria de Molina 31 BIS, Madrid, 28006

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It is an Egyptian temple from the 2nd century BC. d. C. installed in the Parque del Cuartel de la Montaña, near the Plaza de España. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government to prevent it from being flooded after the construction of the great Aswan dam.

The construction of the temple began at the beginning of the II century a. C. the king of Meroe Adijalamani, who dedicated a chapel to the gods Amun and Isis. The chapel is decorated with reliefs. Later kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty built new rooms around the original nucleus. After the annexation of Egypt to the Roman Empire, the emperors Augusto, Tiberio and, perhaps, Adriano, culminated the construction and decoration of the building.

In the 6th century, after the conversion of Nubia to Christianity, the temple was closed and abandoned. Already in the 20th century due to the construction of the dam, the Egyptian government gave it to the city of Madrid and was transported, rebuilt stone by stone and opened to the public in its current location in 1972. The reconstruction that took place in Madrid kept the orientation of its place of origin, that is, from east to west. To understand the meaning of the location of the building, its decorative motifs and its history, models, videos and audiovisual projections on the walls are displayed.

For works related to the air conditioning system, the visit to the interior of the monument is closed until further notice. If you just want to walk the platforms, access is free during the opening hours of the temple.

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