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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Agilqiyya [Philae Reconstruction] (Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.spatialFormer Site: Philae, Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Africa,en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 380 BCE-200 CE (inclusive)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-380-200en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T19:15:36Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T19:15:36Z
dc.date.issued-380-200en_US
dc.identifier209620en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 971en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117500
dc.descriptionGeneral view of the island of Agilqiyya (relocated Philae), looking north and showing the south end with the Temple of Isis at center; Philae was an island situated immediately south of Aswan in Upper Egypt, which was the original location of an ancient temple of the goddess Isis, surrounded by associated cult buildings. The earliest surviving parts of the temple date from the reign of Nectanebo I (reigned 380-362 BCE), and it was subsequently extended and enlarged until the 2nd century CE. Between 1972 and 1980, in an internationally financed rescue operation mounted by UNESCO, the buildings of Philae were transferred to the higher ground on the neighbouring island of Agilqiyya. In the course of this work some 300 blocks from an older construction, dating to the time of the 26th Dynasty ruler Amasis (reigned 570-526 BCE), were found in and around the later (Ptolemaic) 2nd pylon. These reliefs of Amasis show that there was already a cult of Isis on Philae in the 26th Dynasty. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/19/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; limestone; graniteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectPtolemaicen_US
dc.titlePhilae [site]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-PH-1-A4en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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