Wonderful Edfu Temple, 1 of most famous places in Egypt.

Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple is one of the most impressive and complete ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to the worship of the god Horus. Construction on the western bank of the Nile began in 237 BC during the reign of Ptolemy III (246-221 BC), but was completed 180 years later in 57 BC during the reign of Ptolemy XII (80-51 BC).

The temple was buried under layers of settlement debris for millennia, which is why its architectural and decorative elements are so well preserved. In 1860, French archaeologist Auguste Mariette discovered and restored portions of the temple.

The Temple of Horus in Edfu, an ancient place dedicated to the cult of the son of Osiris and Isis, the falcon god, is one of the best preserved temples in all of Egypt.

The Temple of Horus, also known as Edfu, is located in the center of the city of the same name. Located 100 km from Luxor and 130 km from Aswan, it is an obligatory point of passage due to its extraordinary historical and architectural importance during a cruise on the Nile.

Two massive pylons in front of the temple depict Ptolemy XII conquering enemies and worshiping deities. Two massive granite statues of the falcon-god Horus stand in front of the pylons. Once through the pylons, you enter a large Peristyle court with columns adorned with floral capitals.

Beyond this court are two Hypostyle Halls: the first depicts the temple’s foundation with the king in worship, while the second depicts Horus’ journey in a sacred bark accompanied by the goddess Hathor. The Transverse Hall leads from the second Hypostyle Hall to the temple’s Sanctuary.

Contains many statues including

Statues in black granite representing the falcon and the naos, and numerous decorations, columns and inscriptions.

When you go to the Temple of Edfu, you will visit a new and unique place and visit several places in a free tour of the temple, where you see the entrance to the great temple, the vestibule, the hall of columns (the place of ancient rituals), the room of the gods and the Nilometer, all of this you will learn about in the Edfu Temple. And don’t forget to take many souvenir pictures of the Edfu temple walls filled with drawings, and its huge pillars that bear the most beautiful decorations and inscriptions

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