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Picture of the day: A view of Aswan's Philae temples on Agilkia Island in Lake Nasser
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View of Philae temples on it's current location on Agilkia Island in Lake Nasser, Aswan, Egypt. (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Philae templs was built by King Ptolemy VI and extended during the reigns of Ptolemy VII and Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius.

The temple consists of a colonnaded kiosk bearing 14 Hathor-headed pillars, a pronaos (vestibule) and a cult terrace facing the Nile River.

Among the temple's most impressive reliefs is one depicting a group of musicians performing before an assembly of ancient Egyptian deities.

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