Philae Temple Complex Picture Gallery
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Philae Temple

Philae Temple

This is the magnificent view of Philae Temple that awaits you as you approach it by boat on the River Nile. Built by Pharaoh Nectanebo I (Nekhtnebef) in approximately 380–362 BC. the Philae Temple remained in use for nearly a thousand years before being abandoned in the sixth century AD.

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Philae Temple Entranceway

Philae Temple Entranceway

A row of columns, carved to represent the papayus tree/plant, runs along each side of the entranceway to the ancient Egyptian Philae Temple. Ancient Egyptians used the Cyperus Papyrus plant for making papyrus paper, boats, food, fire wood, mats, foot wear and food utensils. The papyrus plant represented a very important part of Ancient Egyptian life.

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Offering to the Goddess Isis

Offering to the Goddess Isis in the Philae Temple

A skilfully carved relief from within Philae Temple, it depicts an offering being made to the goddess Isis.

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Red Granite Grinding Stone at Philae Temple

Red Granite Grinding Stone at Philae Temple

A large grinding stone located in the temple grounds made from red granite quarried in the Aswan quarries.

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Philae Temple Pylons

Philae Temple Pylons

The beautiful reliefs on the rear of the first pylons of the Philae Temple stand out clearly under the glare of the sun when seen from the River Nile.

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The Trajan Pavilion

The Trajan Pavilione

A side view of the fourteen columned Trajan Pavilion found at Philae. The Pavilion is so named because it was rebuilt by the Roman Emperor Trajan circa 100, in a somewhat Greek style, it features carved reliefs of Trajan offering gifts to the Egyptian Gods.

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Emperor Trajan's Pavilion

Emperor Trajan's Pavilione
 

Trajan’s Pavilion stands on the right side of the Philae Temple. It has fourteen columns and inside there are carved releifs of scenes depicting  the Roman Emperor Trajan making offerings to the Egyptian God Isis.

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