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The Kiosk of Trajan is an example of what Vitruvius calls a hypaetral, or roofless, temple. It served as the riverside entrance to the temple complex on the island of Philae. Although it was constructed by command of the Roman emperor, it was built in an entirely Egyptian style.

The association with Trajan stems from the depiction of the emperor, identified by a hieroglyphic inscription, in the guise of an Egyptian pharaoh.

Due to the flooding of the region around the Aswan Dam, in 1965 the kiosk was moved from the island of Philae in 1962 to higher ground. The photo below, taken in 1857, shows the building at its original location.

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dererumgestorum:

The Kiosk of Trajan is an example of what Vitruvius calls a hypaetral, or roofless, temple. It served as the riverside entrance to the temple complex on the island of Philae. Although it was constructed by command of the Roman emperor, it was built in an entirely Egyptian style.

The association with Trajan stems from the depiction of the emperor, identified by a hieroglyphic inscription, in the guise of an Egyptian pharaoh.

Due to the flooding of the region around the Aswan Dam, in 1965 the kiosk was moved from the island of Philae in 1962 to higher ground. The photo below, taken in 1857, shows the building at its original location.

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