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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 New Approach EG052171JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon New Ramp Steps Entrance Morning viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house just visible from the modern approach to this ancient monument 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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Edfu Temple New Approach EG052171JHP
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Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon New Ramp Steps Entrance Morning

viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house just visible from the modern approach to this ancient monument 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
 


 

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