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Temple of Horus at Edfu

Edfu, Edfu, Egypt
097 711716
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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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Edfu, Edfu, Egypt
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097 711716
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"inner sanctum"
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"wall carvings"
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"aggressive vendors"
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"early christians"
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"egyptian mythology"
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"amazing pictures"
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"the gauntlet"
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"hypostyle hall"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here by a Nile River cruise and did the horse and carriage trip as it is relatively close. This temple was yet again fascinating. it has many beautiful inscriptions and parts to see. i definitely recommend seeing this as a stop..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was yet again fascinating. it has many beautiful inscriptions and parts to see. i definitely recommend seeing this as a stop over when along the Nile. edfu was yet again overwhelming and contained so much history, a must see

Thank Renee T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I arived in Edfu by Nile Cruiser. We went by horse and carriage to the temple. This was not terribly pleasant and the seat was filthy. My shorts were stained black. To enter the temple complex one has to pass a 300m...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Nile cruise is the best way to reach edfu city. The town as such seems small. We had a horse cart arranged through Memphis tours who also arranged our Egypt tour. The temple complex is large and depict a lot of victory scenes. The inside...More

Thank Bharath K
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

i saw so much in egypt and have reviewed so much that i feel like i'm repeating myself, as with all sites, this place is a must. Well preserved, beautiful, fascinating stories, and very picturesque

Thank Mustafa A
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This Temple was great and part of our Nile River cruise. They take you by horse and carriage from the Nile to the Temple and that experience of just going through the town was great. The Temple is well preserved, and our guide was able...More

Thank msa23_2000
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

During the 3 night & 4 days Nile cruise, this would be one of the stop over. Thanks to my guide Aouis, who is not only knowledgeable but also good communicator. This too require many walk. So physically one has to be fit to visit...More

Thank Moumita T
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The temple complex of Edfu counted as one of the greatest temples of Egypt is said to have taken about 180 years to be built starting from the reign of King Ptolemy III in 237 BC till 57 BC and the main temple getting completed...More

Thank raghu67
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

A lot of people skip visiting this temple because it is from the Ptolemaic Period aka the Late Period aka not the period of pyramids and King Tut. That really is such a shame, because of being back filled in later periods, it is the...More

Thank Christena H
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The Temple is in a very good shape considering the years gone by. Probably because of sand filling it and built at a later date. The pylons are almost perfect in shape. However the carvings are partly damaged as are all faces of Gods that...More

Thank Harshrk
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Loly1979
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we just went there this morning from our cruise. we were not part of any tour group. as we got off the ship, a swamp of cart drivers came and offered us a round trip for 300 pounds. we refused, but they kept asking as we... More
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