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Temple of Edfu

One of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt, the Temple of Edfu was built between 237 and 57 BCE. Inscriptions on the walls give details about the myths, language and religions following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE.

The main entrance, known as the pylon, is adorned with detailed reliefs and towering statues depicting the pharaoh Ptolemy XII making offerings to the gods. The temple features a classic layout with a large courtyard, hypostyle hall, and inner sanctum housing the sacred shrine of Horus. The walls are intricately decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology and religious rituals.

Despite being buried beneath the desert sands for centuries, the Temple of Edfu has been meticulously restored, offering visitors a remarkable glimpse into the religious practices and architectural prowess of ancient Egypt.