Glass plate negative

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Photographic media, Glass plate negative
Twentieth century CE/AD
Egypt, Philae, Isis Temple, Birth House
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Negative showing the birth house of the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. This photograph was taken by Sgt. Johnson of the 436 Welsh Field Company c. 1917. It is similar to slide EC1563 which formed part of a lecture which he gave. The notes from his lecture read 'The Temple of Hathor stands immediately to the east of the second Pylon. It consists of a hall and a pronaos, the other chambers being now destroyed. The hall had six pillars on either side which are now only standing in part.' The slide shows the birth house with Hathor headed columns on the right and behind that, on the left of the picture, the First Pylon. This is a similar view to negative EC1703.