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PHILAE - TEMPLE OF ISIS

ASWAN, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 2010


"AGILIKA ISLAND - The complex of the Temple of Isis was dismantled and relocated from the Philae Island (one of the burying-places of Osiris, and thus held in high reverence both by Egyptians and Nubians) to the nearby (500m) Agilika Island in the 1960s, when the waters of the Nile partly flooded the site almost permanently"


"TEMPLE OF ISIS - First pylons with Isis"


"FAÇADE"


"COLUMNS & CAPITALS"


"ISIS, HORUS AND A PTOLOMAIC PHARAOH"


"DAMAGE - It seems that during the late Roman Empire, after the introduction of Christianity, there was an attempt to erase all the ancient «pagan idols»; the result was that most of the figures on the walls of the temple were scratched and broken..."


"RELIEFS - OFFERINGS"


"TEMPLE OF HATHOR"


"KIOSK OF TRAJAN - And the Sound and Light Theatre"


"SOUND AND LIGHT - The S&L at Philae is probably the best show of the temples near the Nile River..."


"SOUND AND LIGHT - Façade"


SOUND AND LIGHT - Inside and the damaged images"


"LIGHTS"


"GENERAL VIEW"


"THE MYTH OF OSIRIS and the end of the show"

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