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“On your way up or down the Nile”

Temple of Horus at Edfu
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Private Tour to the Temple of Edfu from Luxor
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Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Bus
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Private Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor
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Owner description: Construction on what is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt began in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Tenple of Horus at Edfu complements the temple of Hathor at Dandarah, very deliberately: Hathor's statue would be sent up and down the Nile to "visit" her husband at Edfu. The construction here and the state of the carvings is quite astounding, though (as per usual for the Nile River Valley) they have been defaced by the Copts in fairly predictable ways, though not completely and more of a cherry-picking in destruction. Pigment remains in a variety of locations, allowing the viewer to project ideas of what it may have looked like when all the surfaces were tended to and brightly-hued.

Climb up the stairs and go see the top of the sanctuary, where you're able to see a few replica paintings on the ceiling (and the replica barque in the main room on the ground floor); the originals are now housed in the Louvre in Paris, but if you can see where they originally came from, it gives those originals more meaning when you get to see them.

Thank Maitreyi
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

we were there in august, it was truly an inspiartional place- was amazed by the most incredibles colours and drawings!I couldnt believe the ceilings! It is very well maintained.

Thank Margandrich
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The temple at Edfu is an amazing stop on the ride between Aswan and Luxor. It features some completely original parts, including stone ceilings, and offers a stunning side chaple with a most rare ceiling painting of goddess Nut.

Thank LuKn
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

we were there in septmeber , it was a nice trip , we are very happy to see these historical places, it is huge , the columns, walls,and monuments is in astonoshing shape . i and mu=y friends take alot of photos there

Thank tamim b
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The enormous temple of Horus located on the west bank of the Nile near the city of Edfu is perhaps one of the largest and best preserved Pharaonic temples built during the Greco Roman period of Egyptian history. The huge statue of Horus, the falcon god at the entrance, the bright coloured very detailed drawings although faded over thousands of years bear witness to the skill of ancient Egyptian artisans

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