Philae: First PylonIsis Temple Philae Island - Temples - The Buildings - Builders & Buildings
18 meters high commissioned by Pharaoh Nectanebo, the entrance used to be flanked by 2 Granite Obelisks and 2 Granite Lions which were erected under the orders of Pharaoh Euergetes II. The Pylon is covered now in Reliefs; on the East Tower you can see Pharaoh Ptolemy XII who is smiting his enemies and grasping their hair ready to bludgeon them. Accompanying him on the Pylon is the Goddess Isis, God Horus, Goddess Hathor and Goddess Nephthys.
Come with me on a tour of the Temple, click on the link you want to see!
Outer Courtyard, East & West Colonnades and Chapels
First Pylon & First Courtyard & Birth House
Second Pylon & Hypostyle Hall
Other Areas, including:The Kiosk of Nectanebo, the Gateway of Hadrian. the Temple of Hathor, and the Kiosk of Trajan