Philae: The Birth House of the Temple of Isis
On the right is the Birth House with the Hathor-headed columns, and behind that on the left of the picture, is the first pylon. The birth house, or mammisi, was an important feature of Ptolemaic temples, showing the divine birth of the king.
A similar view today. Copyright Ken Griffin.
The notes from Sgt. Johnson’s lecture read:
The Temple of Hathor stands immediately to the east of the second Pylon. It consists of a hall and a pronaos, the other chambers being now destroyed. The hall had six pillars on either side which are now only standing in part.