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Day Tour to Aswan from Luxor by Bus
"At 8:00 am pick-up from your Hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor then you will be transferred by private a/c vehicle to Edfu City where you visit Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Edfu it’s an ancient Egyptian temple located on the West Bank of the Nile i it was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna after the chief god Horus-Apollo. Edfu is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. After you have completed your visit to Edfu continue driving to Kom Ombo City where you you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. It is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The build halls sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods.Continue driving towards Aswan where you will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to Phila Temple that is an island in Lake Nasser Egypt. It was formerly an island in the first cataract of the Nile River and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt. End your day tour with a visit to the High Dam that was constructed in 1961 by The President of Eg
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Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples From Luxor
"Full day tour in Luxor starts at 8:00am. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you by a/c private vehicle to Edfu that is around a 50 minute drive south of Luxor. Upon arrival in Edfu visit the majestic Temple of Edfu that is each one is dedicated to divinity: ""Haroeris"" with his falcon head and "" Sobek "" with his crocodile head. The Temple of Kom Ombo was built on the honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek god of fertility and creator of the world and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus. Also Kom Ombo's importance lies in its huge sugar-cane.Around 16:00 transfer back to your hotel in Luxor. Your private knowledgeable guide will accompany you on the whole tour.""""Full day tour from Luxor to visit Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples. All transfers
From $125.00
 
Private Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor
"Your private guide will pick up you for a journey south along the fertile lands of the Nile to Edfu and see one of the best-preserved temples in the land. Hear from your guide about the imposing sandstone structure built in honor of Horus—the falcon-head with its curious double entrance and learn of its dedication to 2 gods Sobek and a Haroeris a later form of Horus. Hear about the extensive restoration that had to take place in an area susceptible to natural disaster and the 300 mummified crocodiles found while doing so some of which are now featured in a marvelous display."
From $94.00

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Reliefs of the outer Temple - 2.

In this relief you can see the Pharaoh wearing the crown of both Upper and Lower Egypt. He is being attended to by two concubines. Each concubine is wearing a crown, one the crown of Upper Egypt while...
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The Falcon God Horus

Wearing the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, this magnificent granite statue of the Falcon God Horus is located just outside the first hypostyle Hall.The myth is that Osrisis was a King who is best...
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Reliefs of the outer Temple.

Anne and I were very impressed with Edfu Temple which is home to the most beautiful “reliefs” and hieroglyphics depicting daily life. These hieroglyphics are carved into masonry that appears as though...
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The Hypostyle Court.

The ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, or “outer Hypostyle Hall” is blackened from the smoke of torches and fires. This is due to the Christians using the temple as a church after it was unearthed by the...
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Enter the Grand Courtyard.

During the reign of the Pharaohs, this court was a public gathering place to make offerings to the Falcon God Horus. It makes perfect sense then that this courtyard is named the “Court of...
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Enter via the Grand Pylons

The temple is known as the best preserved in all of Egypt because it was buried below meters of sand and silt for almost two thousand years! The temple dates back to approx 237 B.C, took 25 years to...
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The reliefs of the Grand Pylons.

The reliefs of the Grand Pylons depict scenes of the Pharaoh Ptolemy III defeating the enemies of Egypt while Horus and Hathor watch him eagerly.The entrance to the temple, and its colonnaded court is...
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The Sanctuary of Horus.

Now this is impressive! At the very end of the temple is the sanctuary of Horus. In the centre of the magnificent room is a model of the sacred barque of the Falcon God Horus. This model is situated...
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The Mammisi.

Known as the “House of divine birth,” the Mammisi is located just inside the entrance gate to Edfu Temple. The temple is dedicated to the Falcon God Horus’s birth in the presence of Hathor and...
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Sanctuary and Naos

The Sanctuary is situated at the end of the Temple. It includes a niche of gray granite where the statue of the god is supposed to be placed. There is a granite Naos here dedicated by Nectanebo II,...
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Story of Horus Wall

In the Osiris legends, Horus was the child of Isis and Osiris. Horus was killed by his uncle Seth, as was his father, Osiris. In the picture above, the three gods are show with the Pharaoh. In earlier...
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Second Hypostyle Hall

The second - smaller Hypostyle Hall is situated beyond the Great Hypostyle Hall. Its roof is supported by 12 columns. It leads to a well called the Chamber of the Nile where the Priests obtained pure...
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First Hypostyle Hall

The Hypostyle Hall represents the rectangular hall with roof, which is supported by 12 columns. On both sides of the entrance of the Hypostyle hall stands a statue of Horus of Behdet, which takes the...
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Courtyard

The open Courtyard contains columns with floral capitals on three sides. This open court was open to the public and it was known as the court of the offerings. It is where people can give their...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey

"Temple of Horus in Edfu"
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draguza

"EDFU: Small town along the Nile"
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K.Knight

"The Edfu Temple"
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