The Lake Nasser was designed as a large reservoir for the Aswan High Dam. Along with the development of the dam the Lake Nasser grew to become one of the world’s greatest man made lakes. Its construction and completion served its purpose from then till now to provide the plains with water for watering as well as the much required energy requirements.
Furthermore with the construction of this man made lake the basic places of the lake where there are dozens of ancient monuments are endangered of being covered underwater. In efforts to save these monuments from being destroyed completely, UNESCO and the Egyptian government worked totogether to transfer the historical monuments.
Currently one of the best ways to get around these monuments is by enjoying a Lake Nasser Cruise such as the MS Nubian Sea Cruise ship , MS Movenpick Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise , or the MS Kasr Ibrim Lake Nasser Cruise ship . Most of these cruises gives day tours to eachfamed temples and locations preserved from being covered with water.
One of the most well-known places along the Lake Nasser is a small incomplete structure known as the Kiosk of Qertassi. Dating back throughout the time of the Augustan or around early Roman times, the kiosk is thought to be incomplete from its development. It has no inscription that would describe what it really is as what standard historical constructions are. Historians considered though that it is a duplicate of another famous kiosk found in Philae.
At present very tiny portion of the kiosk survived though many are still awed at the simplistic yet elaborate layout. Visitors can appreciate visit to the new area where the Kiosk of Qertassi was transferred. Since it is transferred inside the vicinity of two other famed temples in the New Kalabsha site, vacationers can even move from one temple to another.