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Edfu is a quite big and impressive temple, one of the newer ones (Ptolomeic times) and very well preserved.
Dedicated to the god Horus it tells of his fight with his uncle Seth who killed his father.

Before you come to the temple, you have to "survive" the walk through a whole street of vendors ...

You do not approach the temple from the front, but from somewhere in the back.

Edfu has the classical structure of a temple:
Pylons right and left of the main entrance.
Behind this a bigger open place with columns left and right.
Then the Entrance to the column hall.
In the back of the Hall is the way to the inner sanctum where the statue of the god was kept.

Interesting in Edfu are the big side walks with the many reliefs.

  • Last visit to Idfu: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 4, 2004
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  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 5:31 AM

    Grt nfrmtn abt hrglphs

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 5:10 AM

    fascinating stuff, i learnt alo. comgratulations on the new arrival, by the way

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2006 at 12:04 PM

    it is amazing to see how many things had been given to the dead people in order to have a better life in eternity !

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2005 at 3:15 AM

    Great photos & tips! We were there in October and loved it! What an amazing place... :)

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2004 at 3:21 PM

    I hope you had as great a time as we did... great information on these tips!

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2004 at 8:26 AM

    Those people must have spent half their week either building and/or attending temples !! When did they find time to get any other work done ???

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