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Temple of Horus at Edfu

Edfu, Egypt
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Construction on what is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt began in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes.
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This huge temple in Edfu is dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God. Falcons were worshiped because they don’t eat dead flesh, so were considered noble. It’s one of the best preserved temples in Egypt, with antechambers and halls to explore, as well as the inner...More

Thank Jayant K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Travel by horse drawn carriage to temple since cars and tour coaches are not allowed to drive to temple. Fortunately there is a shelter at the temple provided for the horses by a pet hospital. The temple itself is spectacular. There are a number of...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 1 August 2017

One of the best temples I have been to, prestigious and it really shows the magnificence of the ancient Egyptian mythology.

Thank Dina Z
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Temple of Horus at Edfu is the best preserved Egyptian temple in existence. The reason for this is that like the Philae Temple in Aswan, it dates from the final period of Egyptian dynastic rule, the Ptolemeic. Constructed between 237 and 57 B.C. it...More

Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 13 July 2017

we visited Edfu Temple on a trip from Marsa Alam. It is a long day with a very very early start but this is one of the biggest and best temples that I have visited and worth dragging myself out of bed early whilst on...More

Thank Wendieh20
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was fun to take a horse and carriage to the Temple. The temple is gorgeous. Beware of the peddlers outside. They are the most aggressive we saw.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Walking toward this temple it quickly becomes clear this is a special place. The outer walls of the front of the temple are massive. There are six various scenes carved into these outer walls - very neat. Inside there are massive columns. Be sure and...More

Thank russcox
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This place is a mile or two from the Nile, best accessed by a ride in a horse taxi. Although this place is relatively late (Ptolemaic) in Egyptian history, many of its features are copies of more ancient designs. It's well preserved, including parts of...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

During the cruise on the river Nile worth a visit in Edfu Temple of Horus. From the boat visitors are carrying carriages to the temple, which is very interesting. The temple is magnificent, dedicated to God the Horus. The Temple has a Pylon that is...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Supposed to be the best preserved temple in Egypt as only the very top of the temple was visible, the rest was under the sand. The only way to get there is by horse carriage.

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