Photographer's Note

Depicted here is the Kiosk of Trajan, part of a dozen or so buildings in the Philae temple complex. Philae was a temple originally located on a low lying island in the Nile River, near the first cataract, and was periodically flooded after the construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902. But before construction of the Aswan High Dam was commenced, "the entire temple complex was dismantled and moved to nearby Agilkia Island, (its current location), as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes, before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam." Philae was a temple dedicated to the winged Goddess Isis. It was around 40c, slightly cooler than Luxor with 48c.

"Southeast of the Temple of Hathor, on the bank of the river, is the charmingly dinky Kiosk of Trajan, which during Egypt's age of Victorian explorers was a favorite subject of famous English artists. It dates from the Roman Imperial period and was left unfinished."


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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16566 W: 1065 N: 35854] (164574)
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