The Temple of Edfu is dedicated to the falcon-headed sky god, Horus with sun and moon as the eyes and is located in the town of Edfu located between Luxor and Aswan in Egypt. Also known as the Temple of Horus built during the Ptolemaic era from 257 to 237 A.D, it is the best maintained temple in Egypt today. The temple of Edfu is the second grand temple after the Karnak temple and exhibits the typical pharaonic architecture through one can make out the original work of these ancient Egyptian temples. Today, Edfu is a famous site that is accessible via a taxi or Nile cruise.
The temple is currently oriented north-south and was buried under the sand since many centuries that has actually kept it intact.
Before entering via the Pylon from the south, visit this pillared structure exhibiting a Greco-Roman [...]