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EDFU Modern day Edfu has a beautiful and extremely well preserved temple dedicated to Horus. This Horus temple was built by the Ptolemies, between 237 and 57 BC, on top of earlier, Egyptian temples.

The wall reliefs that are in this temple are very important as they describe much about ancient Egypt regarding religious and political thought, such as how Horus revenged his father by persecuting Seth.  There are also significant reliefs showing us how temple foundations were determined and aligned. There is a huge statue of Horus as a falcon at the temple entrance, a birth house, the base of a pylon from a Ramesses III temple, and a granite shrine for Nectanebo II (360-342). As Nectanebo’s shrine is the oldest temple object, it most likely belonged to an earlier temple at this location