Seen from the Nile, the Egyptian island of Philae was the center for worship of the goddess Isis and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. The original island is now completely submerged under the waters of Lake Nasser. But in a spectacular rescue operation, the great temples and monuments of Philae were pulled out of the water and re-erected on a nearby island, now renamed Philae. Philae is famous for its amazing hieroglyphics...covering so many temple walls.
LD KINGDOM, EGYPT FIGURINE 3RD-2ND MILL.BCE Butcher slaughtering an ox. 5th dynasy,reign of Nyuserre. Limestone with traces of paint, 37 x 38 x 14,2 cm Inv. 10626 Oriental Institute Museum,University of Chicago, Chicago, USA