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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980).

    Philae was an island situated immediately south of Aswan in Upper Egypt, which was the original location of an ancient temple of the goddess Isis, surrounded by associated cult buildings. The earliest surviving parts of the temple date from the reign of Nectanebo I (reigned 380-362 BCE), and it was subsequently extended and enlarged until the 2nd century CE. Between 1972 and 1980, in an internationally financed rescue operatio…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980).

    Philae was an island situated immediately south of Aswan in Upper Egypt, which was the original location of an ancient temple of the goddess Isis, surrounded by associated cult buildings. The earliest surviving parts of the temple date from the reign of Nectanebo I (reigned 380-362 BCE), and it was subsequently extended and enlarged until the 2nd century CE. Between 1972 and 1980, in an internationally financed rescue operatio…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980). Shows seasonal flooding.

    The Pavilion of Trajan (also Kiosk of Trajan) is a rectangular building that has fourteen columns with beautifully carved floral capitals that once supported a wooden roof. Only two of the screen walls between the columns are completed. They show the Emperor Trajan burning incense before Isis and Osiris and offering wine to Isis and Horus. The Kiosk is often ascribed to Trajan, but might well have been…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980).

    The Pavilion of Trajan (also Kiosk of Trajan) is a rectangular building that has fourteen columns with beautifully carved floral capitals that once supported a wooden roof. Only two of the screen walls between the columns are completed. They show the Emperor Trajan burning incense before Isis and Osiris and offering wine to Isis and Horus. The Kiosk is often ascribed to Trajan, but might well have been built earlier than this,…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980). Shows site during dry season.

    The Pavilion of Trajan (also Kiosk of Trajan) is a rectangular building that has fourteen columns with beautifully carved floral capitals that once supported a wooden roof. Only two of the screen walls between the columns are completed. They show the Emperor Trajan burning incense before Isis and Osiris and offering wine to Isis and Horus. The Kiosk is often ascribed to Trajan, but might well have…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The minaret of a mosque is visible in the center distance.

    Luxor [now al-Uqsr] is the site of a temple dedicated to the god Amun, on the east bank of the Nile, 3 km south of Karnak. It was constructed and decorated primarily during the reigns of Amenophis III [Amenhotep III] and Ramesses II Ramses II. The earliest remains at the site date to the time of Hatshepsut, who built six way-stations for the bark of Amon-Re along the processional avenue bordered by s…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980).

    The worship of Isis was probably brought to Philae from the Delta during the 26th Dynasty. By Ptolemaic times the island was the most important place of pilgrimage of the cult of Isis (who, according to the temple myths, brought her husband Osiris back to life, symbolizing the regeneration of the natural cycle). Hundreds of reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions in the Temple of Isis provide details of the theological backgroun…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980).

    The worship of Isis was probably brought to Philae from the Delta during the 26th Dynasty. By Ptolemaic times the island was the most important place of pilgrimage of the cult of Isis (who, according to the temple myths, brought her husband Osiris back to life, symbolizing the regeneration of the natural cycle). Hundreds of reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions in the Temple of Isis provide details of the theological backgroun…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980). Shows site during dry season.

    The Pavilion of Trajan (also Kiosk of Trajan) is a rectangular building that has fourteen columns with beautifully carved floral capitals that once supported a wooden roof. Only two of the screen walls between the columns are completed. They show the Emperor Trajan burning incense before Isis and Osiris and offering wine to Isis and Horus. The Kiosk is often ascribed to Trajan, but might well have…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View dates before High Aswan dam and removal of site (1972-1980).

    The worship of Isis was probably brought to Philae from the Delta during the 26th Dynasty. By Ptolemaic times the island was the most important place of pilgrimage of the cult of Isis (who, according to the temple myths, brought her husband Osiris back to life, symbolizing the regeneration of the natural cycle). Hundreds of reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions in the Temple of Isis provide details of the theological backgroun…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Luxor [now al-Uqsr] is the site of a temple dedicated to the god Amun, on the east bank of the Nile, 3 km south of Karnak. It was constructed and decorated primarily during the reigns of Amenophis III [Amenhotep III] and Ramesses II Ramses II. The earliest remains at the site date to the time of Hatshepsut, who built six way-stations for the bark of Amon-Re along the processional avenue bordered by sphinxes that connects Luxor and Karnak. The stone blocks of …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Luxor [now al-Uqsr] is the site of a temple dedicated to the god Amun, on the east bank of the Nile, 3 km south of Karnak. It was constructed and decorated primarily during the reigns of Amenophis III [Amenhotep III] and Ramesses II Ramses II. The earliest remains at the site date to the time of Hatshepsut, who built six way-stations for the bark of Amon-Re along the processional avenue bordered by sphinxes that connects Luxor and Karnak. The stone blocks of …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01