Photographer's Note

It is an open pavilion located on the Nile Shore of Agilkia Island. It was built in II century by Roman Emperor Trajan. Initially, it was located together with Isis Temple on the Island of Philae. After constructing of Nile dam the island was flooded. In 1960, to save it from being covered by the waters of Lake Nasser, UNESCO moved the whole temple complex to Agilika Island. The Trojan's Kiosk is one of best-preserved structures in the Philae complex. The structure is today roofless, but sockets within the structure's architraves suggest that its roof, which was made of timber, was indeed constructed in ancient times. Three 12.50-metre-long, presumably triangulated trusses, "which were inserted into a ledge at the back of stone architecture, carried the slightly vaulted roof." This building represents an example of the unusual combination of wood and stone in the same architectural structure for an Egyptian temple.

Trajanís Kiosk was a popular subject for photographers and painters in the Nineteenth Century. see:

I also liked this small charming monument very much. Two more photos in Workshop. And it is not so popular by the tourists now.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13401 W: 141 N: 34841] (157280)
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