Travel Tuesday: Temple of Edfu


Here’s another impressive site to add to my list of places.

The Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, is the second-largest Egyptian temple after Karnak and one of the best-preserved. The construction of this temple began in 237 BC during the reign of Ptolemy III, and completed almost two centuries later in 57 BC by Ptolemy XII, the father of the famous Cleopatra. This temple consists of traditional elements of Egyptian Temples of the New Kingdom, together with a few Greek elements such as the house of birth (the Mammisi).

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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