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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 Pylon Gate EG052241JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Gate Solar Disc Ureaus is viewed from the south showing still the coloured symbols of the solar disc, uraeus, and wings under the lintel and 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 Pylon Gate EG052241JHP
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Ancient Egypt Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Gate Solar Disc Ureaus

is viewed from the south showing still the coloured symbols of the solar disc, uraeus, and wings under the lintel and 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, gate, lintel, solar, disc, wings, ureaus, colours, colors, Gods, pharaoh, Ptolemy, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemaic
 


 

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