Travel Guide to Edfu
The Travel Guide to Edfu highlights
the most important places to visit in this area of Egypt and its
significance to the history of Egypt together with Ancient Egyptian
facts and information about Edfu. Edfu is situated 60Km to the north of Aswan
and is 100 km south of Luxor. The beautiful Temple of Horus is situated
Places to Visit and
tour in Edfu
The most famous places to visit in
Edfu are as follows:
The Temple of Horus
Building was started on the Temple
of Horus in 237 BCE by Ptolemy III and finished in 57 BCE by Ptolemy XII
who was the father of Queen Cleopatra. The Temple of Horus is the second
largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The Temple of Horus
was buried under the dessert sands until 1860 when the French
archaeologist Auguste Mariette (1821 – 1881)
started excavating the site. The temple is dedicated to the
Ancient Egyptian god Horus.
Horus was the god of the sky and the sun and was depicted with the body
of a man and the head of Hawk.
Pyramid Remains at Edfu
The Pyramid remains are 5km north of
Edfu near the village of Naga el-Goneima are the remains of a step
pyramid built by King Huni of Dynasty III (2637 - 2613BC).
The Ancient settlement
is located in Wetjeset-hor - The remains at Tell Edfu date back to
the 5th Dynasty.
Our Egypt travel guide
differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt
originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower
Egypt. Edfu is located in
Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was
the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own
governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in
3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Upper Egypt, including Edfu, using our travel guide.
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provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of
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of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of Egypt, the Ancient Egyptians and of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, King Tut.