Edfu

Edfu

Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple, located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Aswan Governorate

Category: Ancient Temples

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ptolemaic

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic

Site Features: Ptolemaic Monuments

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