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"Visit Edfu Temple - 2" Aswan Things to Do Tip by K.Knight

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  The sacred barque of the Falcon God Horus.
by K.Knight

Located in the Sanctuary at the rear of the Temple is a magnificent model of the sacred barque of the Falcon God Horus. This model is situated in front of a black granite shrine to Horus and both are surrounded by three walls with the most exquisite reliefs depicting offerings to the god.

It is a real shame that the Christians took a chisel to this place and defaced all of the reliefs in an effort to wipe out their beliefs.

Be prepared for a bit of a wait as just about every visitor to this temple wishes to take a photograph or two of this magnificent room….me included!

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  • Written Nov 9, 2009
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