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.