"Edfu Temple 2" Idfu Favorite Tip by miman

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  Edfu Temple
by miman

Favorite thing: Most visitors to the temple arrive by cruise boat and then take a horse-drawn carriage to the temple where vendors are ready to sell you all manner of souvenirs. 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. The temple was excavated last century by Auguste Mariette. Its courtyard and surrounds were buried beneath sand and also houses built by local villagers. Deep within the temple is the sanctuary where a statue of Horus would have been cared for by priests.

Fondest memory: The pylons of the main Temple are about 118 feet high with typical scenes of the pharaoh in battle with his enemies.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 11, 2006
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