HISTORY OF EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE
: Temples in Island of Philae (relocated to Island of Agilkia in 1972-1980), 13th Dynasty to Roman period, c.380 B.C.-2nd century. ; Agilkia, Egypt.
- The temple of Philae(Isis) is one of the tree best preserved Ptolemaic temples. The other two are temple of Edfu and Dendera.
The temples on Philae were dedicatede to Osiris's bride Isis.
- With the construction of the Old Dam of Aswan, the temples on Philae remained submerged by the artificial lake most of the year.
Therefore, when the High Dam of Aswan was constructed, the temples on Philae were dismantled and moved from Philae to Agilkia where rebuilt them between 1972 and 1980.
- Originally Philae was the most beautiful island in Nile and the largest of the three islands at the south end of the group of rocks that comprise the First Catqaract.
The island is 400m long and 135m wide.
Temple of Isis, from west.
- The first Pylon, Birth House(Mammisi) and the second Pylon.
Temple of Isis, from southwest.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
[No.1]Temple of Isis
: [No.2]Temple of Isis, 1st Pylon
[No.3]Temple of Isis, Doromos
: [No.4]Temple of Isis, courtyard, 2nd Pylon
[No.5]Temple of Isis, Hypostyle Hall
: [No.6]Temple of Isis, Mammisi, Site view
[No.7]Pavillion of Trajan, Temple of Hathor
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