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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 Ptolemy Warrior EG052248JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Ptolemy Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Vulture Neret Atef viewed from the south face with deep carved figure of Ptolemy X11 smiting his enemies and this ancient monument 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 Ptolemy Warrior EG052248JHP
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Edfu Temple Pylon Ptolemy Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Vulture Neret Atef

viewed from the south face with deep carved figure of Ptolemy X11 smiting his enemies and this ancient monument 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, face, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, X11, smiting, enemies, warrior, Ptolemaic
 


 

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