Angles at Edfu
The Temple of Edfu, located on the west bank of the Nile, is dedicated to the falcon god Horus. The sandstone temple complex was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. It is the second largest temple after Karnak and is the most completely preserved ancient temple in Egypt. Prior to excavations which began in the 1860s, the temple was buried under almost 40 ft of desert sand and Nile river silt. The chisel marks on the relief figures were done during the period the temple was used as a christian church.
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