Temple of horus edfu egypt

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The House of Horus at Edfu: Ritual in an Ancient Egyptian Temple by Barbara Watterson

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Temple of Edfu at Edfou - Egypt

The Temple Of Edfu

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, in keeping with the standard policy of most large websites. What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you Cookie Policy. Edfu is located 60km north of Aswan. Edfu flourished in ancient times.

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This Ptolemaic temple, built between and 57 BC, is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the place after the pagan cult was banned, the temple is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. With its roof intact, it is also one of the most atmospheric of ancient buildings. Edfu was a settlement and cemetery site from around BC onward. It was the 'home' and cult centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet the ancient name for Edfu , although the Temple of Horus as it exists today is Ptolemaic.

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  1. Poppy S. says:

    This Ptolemaic temple, built between and 57 BC, is one of the best- preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the place.

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