Qasr Ibrim

Type: attraction Location: Aswan

Qasr Ibrim A few kilometres upstream from el-Lessiya (about 235 km – 146 miles – south of Aswan), and again on the same side of the Nile, Qasr Ibrim (the Greek Primis and Latin Prima) served as a fortress site in pharaonic and Roman times and held at least one temple of New kingdom date – though the names of the ruler who built it and the deity to whom it was dedicated have not survived. This small stone temple was apparently restored (in mud-brick) by Taharqa, and the structure was later converted to use as a church in early Christian times.