|Temple of Horus|
|Ptolemy VI, Cleopatra I, and Sobek|
|Ancient medical devices|
|Friendship Lotus Flower|
|Temple of Philae on approach by boat|
Next, we moved on to the Temple of Philae. Built between 386 and 362 BC, the temple was dedicated to the love goddess, Isis, the giver of life. Ali negotiated with a boatman along the launch area where numerous boats vie for customers for the trip to Agilka Island. The Temple was moved stone by stone during the 1960s to its current location prior to the completion of the High Dam. Isis was the wife of Osiris, god of the afterlife, and mother of Horus. These three dominate ancient Egyptian culture with their dramatic story of love, murder, resurrection, and birth.
|At Temple of Philae|
Throughout the country, we had experienced regular security checks. Our car was stopped on entry to certain areas, the trunk was checked, credentials reviewed, and backpacks were scanned before entry to any monument. Tourism is an important source of income in Egypt and the
|View from plane on our departure, desert and |
more desert with the Nile in the distance.
Now it is time to head back home for a while, but we'll be traveling again soon!
|Carriage brigade at Edfu|
|Gods' images defaced at Edfu|
|Columns at Temple of Horus|
|At Temple of Horus|
|Statue of Horus, the falcon god|
|In Edfu near the market|
|Market in Edfu|
|Aswan High Dam|
|Boat launch area for Agilka Island|