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The Temple of Isis is the main Temple of Philae. It is dedicated to Isis and her son Harpocrates. The Great Temple of Isis occupies about the quarter of the island area. It is the main temple of the island with its huge pylons and beautiful scenes.
The 1st Pylon is a great traditional pylon with two towers. An open forecourt leads to the 2nd Pylon.
There is the Mammisi or the house of the divine birth of Horus, which has scenes depicting of this birth of god Horus by his mother Isis.
The 2nd Pylon leads to a Hypostyle Hall with 10 columns, then 3 vestibules leading to a sanctuary.
The embellishment of the Temple with reliefs and inscriptions was a very gradual process, which was never quite completed.
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