"The Temple of Edfu" Egypt Things to Do Tip by Jannick_L.

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It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth.
The best preserved major temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC.
Most visitors to the temple arrive by cruise boat and then take a horse-drawn carriage to the temple. An adventure on itself. Inside the temple's pylons is a large courtyard. Just before the entrance to the first of two hypostyle halls is a welcoming statue of Horus. Inside the hypostyle halls are dominated by a forest of towering columns.
Deep within the temple is the sanctuary where a statue of Horus would have been cared for by priests.

Directions: Between Aswan and Luxor is located the major Ptolemaic temple of Edfu .

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  • Written Jan 7, 2005
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