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Egypt-6A-025 - Philae Temple

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Philae temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Aswan, Egypt


The first pylon (the wall surrounding the entrance) is 18 metres (59 ft) high and 45 metres (148 ft) wide. The base stones represent the stones which appear as the waters of life receded. The small door in the west section of the pylon leads to the Birth House. At right angles to the pylon is the Gate of Ptolemy. The main portal in the center dates from Nectanebo II.

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Taken on October 1, 2004