This gallery contains pictures of the temple of Horus, the falcon headed god. The temple, which is located in the Egyptian city of Edfu (Idfu), was built during the Ptolemaic period and construction began in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was completed in 57 BC.
This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but also the second largest after Karnak. The main building, which includes a great Hypostyle Hall, was uncovered by the archaeologist Mariette in the 1860s. There are numerous reliefs, including a depiction of the Feast of the Beautiful Meeting, the annual reunion between Horus and his wife Hathor.
01 The east wall with reliefs 02 Bas-relief depicting Horus 03 Bas-relief on the east wall 04 Bas-reliefs on the wall
05 Front view of the temple with main entrance 06 Front view of the temple with main entrance 07 Bas-relief showing Horus 08 Statue of Horus
09 Statue of Horus 10 Courtyard colonnade 11 Bas-reliefs on the columns and interior walls 12 Statue of Horus 13 Bas-reliefs showing Egyptian gods 14 Bas-reliefs showing Egyptian gods
15 Hypostyle hall with columns 16 Second hypostyle hall 17 Bas-reliefs with gods and pharaohs 18 Bas-relief with the goddess Hathor, the god Horus and a pharaoh 19 Bas-relief showing a pharaoh
20 Bas-reliefs in the interior chambers 21 Street vendors 22 Street scene in Edfu
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