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The Temple of Edfu

The centre of the city Edfu, 123km north of Aswan, houses one of the best preserved sandstone temples in Egypt. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god, it was built diring the Ptolemaic reign in 240 BC. The temple rivals those at Luxor in grandeur, containing a Nilometer, a court of offerings and a huge pylon at its entrance. On guard at the entrance to th etemple, two beautiful black granite statues depicting Horus in the form of a falcon are to be admired.




Temple of Edfu



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