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Angles at Edfu

Inner walls at Edfu Temple, Egypt

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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Wow, thanks, Cindy. It was an incredible place. It is so hard to contemplate the work that went into the construction and decoration of these temples.

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