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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 Reliefs EG052265JHP 
 Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Columns Defaced Hathor Cow Face coloured wall reliefs seen beyond an elaborately carved column in this small ruin first visited 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 Reliefs EG052265JHP
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Columns Defaced Hathor Cow Face

coloured wall reliefs seen beyond an elaborately carved column in this small ruin first visited 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, column, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
 


 

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