temple of trajan

Kiosk of Trajan, Temple of Philae. Trajan’s Kiosk is a hypaethral temple located on Agilkia Island. One of the largest Ancient Egyptian monuments standing today, it was constructed by the Roman Emperor Trajan. It originally built on the island of Philae, near the lower Aswan Dam, and was transported to Agilika in the 1960s by UNESCO to save it from being enveloped by the rising waters of the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

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The Temple of Trajan (Trajaneum)

Pergamon, Turkey

114 CE


It is situated at the highest point of the acropolis and is the only building that is truly Roman. Its construction started around 114 AD during the reign of Trajan but was completed after his death during the rule of Hadrian. Both Emperors were worshipped here. The temple was surrounded by Corinthian columns on all sides (peripteros), with six on the short side and nine on the long side.