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Location DB > Egypt > Edfu > Edfu > Temple of Horus at Edfu
Temple of Horus at Edfu
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created by Sinister Crayon on 3/11/2006 11:43 PM
last modified by Sinister Crayon on 3/12/2006 12:17 AM
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Ancient Egyptian temple built by the Pharoahs.
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Status: Open for tours
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
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Edfu, Edfu
Owner: Egyptian Government
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  •  Interesting Features
    2nd largest Egyptian temple after Karnak and best preserved temple in Egypt.
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  • 24 hour guard
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 57
    Closed: 0
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    Dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. We have a great deal of information about its construction from reliefs on outer areas. It was begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was finished in 57 BC. Most of the work continued throughout this period with a brief interlude of 20 years while there was unrest during the period of Ptolemy IV and Ptolemy V Epiphanes.

    This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth. Hence, the current temple was but the last in a long series of temples build on this location. It is said that the original structure housing a statue of Horus was a grass hut built in prehistoric times. At any rate, there is an earlier and smaller pylon of Ramesses II which sits in a 90 degree angle to the current building.
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    My trip in '01
    Sun, Mar 25th, 2001
    posted by Sinister Crayon
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    Before it was uncovered
    Sun, Mar 12th, 2006
    posted by Sinister Crayon
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mutt on 5/3/2006 12:34 PM.

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  • on May 3 06 at 12:34, Mutt validated this location
  • on Mar 18 06 at 6:26, Sinister Crayon made this location public
  • on Mar 16 06 at 3:57, Sinister Crayon made this location available
  • on Mar 16 06 at 3:10, Sinister Crayon updated gallery picture Scan10022.JPG
  • on Mar 16 06 at 3:05, Sinister Crayon updated gallery picture Scan10022.JPG
  • on Mar 16 06 at 3:04, Sinister Crayon updated gallery picture Scan10023.JPG
  • on Mar 16 06 at 3:04, Sinister Crayon updated gallery picture Scan10024.JPG
  • on Mar 16 06 at 3:04, Sinister Crayon updated gallery picture Scan10021.JPG
  • on Mar 16 06 at 2:57, Sinister Crayon updated gallery My trip in '01
  • on Mar 16 06 at 2:57, Sinister Crayon created a new gallery
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