Philae's Hathor temple gets facelift
|Hathor temple, Philae Island, Egypt [Credit: Wikimedia Commons]|
According to antiquities ministry officials, the temple's deteriorated blocks have been replaced with new ones, while fallen blocks have been returned to their original positions. Poor restoration work undertaken previously, meanwhile, has been corrected.
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.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [April 26, 2012]
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