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The Temple of Philae has been transferred to the island of Agilqiyyah, and reshaped to resemble the old island which was about to drown after the construction of the High Dam. The present island was finally opened for visitors in 1980, after the finish of this massive project which lasted for ten years. The monuments at the temple belong to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The three principle monuments are the Kiosk of Trajan, the temple of Hathor and the temple of Isis. At the Kiosk of Trajan, drawings show Trajan offering incense and wine to Isis, Horus and Osiris. The temple of Hathor lies on the east side of the island. Built during the Ptolemaic period and decorated by Augustus, the temple shows carvings of music and drinking, for Hathor was a symbol of fertility and identified by the Greeks as the Goddess of Love. The third temple - the temple of Isis - is the largest and most important among the complex of temples . It occupies about one quarter of the island. The walls are covered with scenes of Ptolemic kings and Roman emperors performing the customary ceremonies. Later, when this temple became a church, Christians added their crosses to the stones

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