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Photos in this gallery are of Edfu Temple, one of the best preserved in Egypt, and usually the first first visit after leaving Luxor ona Nile Cruise.
Edfu Pylon South EG0201JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Facade Low Angle Vista viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house behind the viewer and the site is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. One of the best preserved temples in Egypt this one is dedicated to the falcon God Horus and his granite likeness is probably one of the most photographed relicts in Egypt. Originally erected by Senwosret 1 it is mainly supplanted by the current Ptolemaic creation dating from 237BC, this particular part being started 116-71BC along with the present pylon. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, frontage, temple, Horus, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Edfu Temple
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Edfu Pylon South EG0201JHP
Upload Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
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Ancient Egyptian Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Facade Low Angle Vista

viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house behind the viewer and the site is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. One of the best preserved temples in Egypt this one is dedicated to the falcon God Horus and his granite likeness is probably one of the most photographed relicts in Egypt. Originally erected by Senwosret 1 it is mainly supplanted by the current Ptolemaic creation dating from 237BC, this particular part being started 116-71BC along with the present pylon.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, frontage, temple, Horus, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
 


 

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