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Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple


Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of Edfu Temple, also name as Temple of Horus, is located in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile River at Edfu City, it built on the reign of Ptolemy III and finished under the reign of Ptolemy IV, Construction of this temple start approximately 237 BC, and lasted for circa 180 years, until 57 BC, it designed by Imhotep, is consider the largest temple after Karnak Temple, Well preserved hieroglyphs have shed light on the practices of the cult of Horus and associated temples. The temple is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

Imhotep was used stone and clay to build this temple. Stare at the large inscriptions on its walls, which provide us with languages, myth and religion used at Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt, it consists of Entrance, Temple itself and the columns, The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor, It was the center of several festivals sacred to Horus, The main building is Hypostyle Hall, There are numerous reliefs, including a depiction of the Feast of the Beautiful Meeting, the annual reunion between Horus and his wife Hathor. The reliefs are mostly situated on the inside of the first pylon, and spiritually connect this temple with Hathors Temple at the Dendera complex.