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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 Temple Interior Sun Rays EG052177JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Temple Interior Sanctuary Sun Rays Beams Dust offering atmospheric sun beams because of all the dust created by visitors and illustrating how the original temple was lit through holes in the upper walls in this large and almost intact building 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. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Edfu Temple
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Edfu Temple Interior Sun Rays EG052177JHP
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Ancient Egypt Edfu Temple Interior Sanctuary Sun Rays Beams Dust

offering atmospheric sun beams because of all the dust created by visitors and illustrating how the original temple was lit through holes in the upper walls in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, sun, rays, sunbeams, dark, dusty, pillared, hypostyle, hall, sanctuary, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
 


 

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