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Philae: Other Areas

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Kiosk of Nectanebo

This is the oldest part of the Temple and was its original entrance before some of the stones were lost.

Gateway of Hadrian

Built by the Emperor Hadrian, this Gateway was decorated with Reliefs by the Romans: Hadrian himself, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Hadrian is shown to be making offerings to the Gods and Goddesses of fruit, food and flowers.

Temple of Hathor

Commissioned and erected by Pharaohs Philometor, Euergetes II, and the Roman Augustus for the Goddess Hathor. It was decorated with Reliefs including human and animal musicians and the Goddess of Childbirth, Bes, playing a harp and dancing.

Kiosk of Trajan

Also known as “Pharaoh’s Bed”, this was the best known part of the temple by Victorian artists who frequently painted the Kiosk.


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