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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 Mammisi Pylon EG052272JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Facade Mammisi Birth House Foreground Modern entrance viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Edfu Temple
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Edfu Mammisi Pylon EG052272JHP
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Facade Mammisi Birth House Foreground Modern

entrance viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, upright, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
 


 

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