Probably the country's best preserved ancient site, Temple of Horus was commissioned by Ptolemy III in 237 BCE and finished almost two centuries later. The imposing temple owes its intact condition to silt and sand, which largely covered the structure until its excavation in the 19th century. Exploring the temple chambers, you'll encounter grandiose columns, detailed reliefs on the walls, and statues of Horus, the falcon god that was worshipped in the shrine. On a guided tour of the site, you'll learn more about the story of Horus, the temple's history, and the hieroglyphic inscriptions that adorn the structure. Put Temple of Horus at the forefront of your travel plans using our Edfu trip planner.
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The best way to visit the Temple of Horus is during a Nile Cruise whereby the ship will take you directly to Edfu. You arrive at the temple early in the morning to enjoy the privilege of being the... more »
The Temple of Horus dates from 237 – 57 BC during the Ptolemaic Kingdom. During this time of relative prosperity, several Egyptian pharaohs added to the temple’s construction, making Edfu the largest.... more »
Huge temple, does get very crowded though. You have to take a horse carriage to get to it which is a fun experience. I suggest going with a guide to fully enjoy the temple.
Edfu Temple, home to the mighty Egyptian Falcon God Horus - son of Osiris God and the Goddess of Isis. Known as the God of Kings, protector of the pharaohs. Also my all-time favorite Egyptian pharaoh 😍 So-so amazed with this magnificent shrine that I had to #stopdropandyoga before the rest of the tourists arrived 😁🧘♂️
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