Edfu Temple of Horus, Egypt

Edfu is located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement.

Edfu Mercado (market)

Edfu Mercado (market)

Kleiderverkauf  (clothes sale) of Edfu

Clothes sale in Edfu-town

Minaret and fabric seller, Edfu

Minaret and fabric seller in Edfu Town

Edfu is also known as the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement.

I went to the Edfu Temple on a horse carriage that is like a taxi.

The hose carriage to Edfu Temple.

The horse carriage to Edfu Temple

Going to Edfu Temple on a horse carriage.

Going to Edfu Temple on a horse carriage.

This horse carriage does not ride very well.

The Temple of Horus in Edfu (Temple of Edfu) is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo.

Getting into Edfu Temple

Getting into Edfu Temple

The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period (237 – 57 BC).

Pylon at the front of the temple

Pylon at the front of the temple

Eye of Horus

Horus was heavens and solar God who often comes up in an Egyptian myth. He is the oldest , the greatest and most diversified among Egyptian gods. He usually has the falcon head and sun and moon of his eyes.  Eye of Horus is his famous symbols.

Courtyard columns and entrance of Edfu temple

Courtyard columns and entrance of Edfu temple

Statue of Horus (falcon god) at the entrance to the large courtyard

Statue of Horus (falcon god) at the entrance to the large courtyard

Hallway to the sanctuary

Hallway to the sanctuary

Sanctuary of the Horus Temple

Sanctuary of the Horus Temple

Solar boat at the centre of the sanctuary, Horus Temple

Solar boat at the centre of the sanctuary, Horus Temple

Relief of the sanctuary

Relief of the sanctuary

Relief of the sanctuary

Relief of the sanctuary

The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera. It was the center of several festivals sacred to Horus. Each year, “Hathor travelled south from her temple at Denderah to visit Horus at Edfu, and this event marking their sacred marriage was the occasion of a great festival and pilgrimage.”

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