Lantern slide. Showing the Temple of Isis and 'Kiosk of Trajan' Island of Philae. This photograph was taken by Sgt. Johnson of the 436 Welsh Field Company c. 1917. It formed part of a lecture which he gave. The notes from his lecture read 'Just to the south east of this temple is the famous Kiosk sometimes called Pharaohs Bed. Fourteen Pillars with floral capitals support the architrave which on the outside is decorated with a concave cornice. Wide doorways on the East and West ends admit one to the Kiosk and there is a smaller one on the north side. The pavement of the Kiosk does not now exist and perhaps it was never laid down . The only two reliefs show Trajan burning incense before Wenefer and Isis, and offering wine to Isis and Horus. On the east side of the Kiosk the terrace still exists and originally this seems to have been walled in thus forming another chamber.' The Trajan Kiosk is shown on the right of the picture. The main enterance to the temple of Isis is on the left. The view is taken from the south-east. This is a similar view to EC1717 and EC1719.
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