Photographer's Note

This is the courtyard of Philae Temple, dedicated to the ancient Egyptian Goddess of Isis. It was removed from Philae island in the Aswan Low Dam reservoir, built in 1902, further downstream, across the Nile River, and which caused periodic flooding to the temple. When the Aswan High Dam was built in 1968, the temple was transported to a higher location on Agilkia Island in 1972, ahead of inundation by the Aswan High Dam every time they released water downstream into the low dam. The hawk headed God in the centre of the wall relief is Horus.


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