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Edfu temple, Egypt
Halfway between Aswan and Luxor lies the place Edfu, 104 km north of Aswan. We reached it in the afternoon and visited the temple of Edfu, also called the temple of the falcon god Horus. For the ancient Egyptians Edfu was a special place, because falcon god Horus had a battle here with his uncle Seth, who had killed Horus' father Oriris. In honour for the god Horus this complex was build in 237 BC, but 200 years later it was completely covered by sand. For 2000 years it stayed that way, before it was digged up again. This complex is considered the best kept temple of all Egypt; nothing is destroyed due to religious twists (christianic or islamitic who often destroyed old Egyptian portraits because they were pagan gods in their opinion), because this complex was under sand when they arrived. The pyloon in front of this complex takes your breahte away, it looks like build yesterday. We had the luck to have the complex almost for ourselves, because there were not much Nile cruises and most Hurghada stayers who want to see some culture only can go to Luxor. And for people who take a Nile cruise, this great complex is a must, because it is the only complex which is almost complete intact.
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Edfu temple, Egypt
Edfu temple, Egypt
Owl, Edfu, Egypt
Owl, Edfu, Egypt
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Mask, Edfu, Egypt
Edfu, Egypt
Edfu, Egypt
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photo by: mario26