Temple of Philae
The temple of Philae which was almost flooded by the High Dam. It was moved to higher ground on the island on which it now sets.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
The temple of Philae which was almost flooded by the High Dam. It was moved to higher ground on the island on which it now sets.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
At the top of the flowered columns are heads of Hathor with the cow-like ears.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Pavilion of King Nectanebo.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Carvings on left side of first pylon (gate).
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
First pylon, entry to the main temple.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
An oblique view of the main pylon.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Only the roof is missing on this beautiful ancient structure.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Close-up of flowered column.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
The colors at Philae were washed away while the site was under water.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
In addition to the colors, many of the engravings were lost.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Philae later was used as a church by Coptic Christians. Note the Coptic cross on the stone altar.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Depictions of gods.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
The British were here.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Temple of Imhotep at Philae.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
Seats for the sound and light show.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae
After leaving the island and returning to the banks of the Nile, there is more shopping available.
Temple of Philae