Edfu Temple…a place that you shouldn’t miss


ImageEdfu Temple was Dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. We have a great deal of information about its construction from reliefs on outer areas. It was begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was finished in 57 BC.

This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnak.

It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between god Horus and his uncle god Seth.

 The current temple of Edfu was the last in a long series of temples build on this location. It is said that the original structure was a grass hut housing a statue of god Horus built in prehistoric times.

 ImageFrom the Pylon gateway to the North Enclosure wall, the temple is just over 150 feet long and covers…

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