Temple of Edfu, Aswan

Temple of Edfu
21 / November / 2023

Info About Temple of Edfu

One of the most striking and well-preserved temples in ancient Egypt is the Temple of the god Horus in Edfu, it is also the second-largest temple in Egypt.

History of the Temple of Edfu

The Temple of Horus in Edfu was established during the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. The same as the Temples of Dendera, Kom Ombo, and Philae. The construction of the Temple of Edfu began in 237 BC. It used to consist of two hypostyle halls and a sanctuary. It took the Ptolemies around 300 years to finish as it was completed in 57 AD, during the ruling period of Ptolemy III. This impressive temple was constructed over the ruins of a much older temple that was also dedicated to the god Horus.

Location of Edfu Temple

The Temple of Edfu is located near the River Nile in the city of Edfu which you can explore during Egypt Easter tours. The city is situated around 110 kilometers to the South of Luxor City , 139 kilometers to the North of Aswan, and 787 kilometers to the South of Cairo. Many tourists who travel to Egypt visit Edfu as part of their Nile River Cruise visits program, between Luxor and Aswan.

Explore the Temple of Edfu

The Temple of the god Horus in Edfu is one of the best examples of the architecture of the Ptolemies. The temple begins with a huge pylon and then the open courtyard with its distinctive pillars. There are also some stone inscriptions showing the kings presenting offerings to the gods. Another magnificent section of the Temple of Edfu is the huge hypostyle hall that consists of 18 huge columns with marvelous stone capitals. The sanctuary of the temple consists of a huge circular-shaped hall that was the holiest part of the whole structure.

One of the most popular ancient temples in Egypt is the Temple of Edfu, that you ought to definitely visit during your Aswan day tour.


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