Egypt — Edfu

The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC.

By the time we arrive, the sun is waning and rain is in the air. Before the rain starts, I snap a few photos before heading inside for shelter. In early Christian times, persecuted Christians used to use these temples for shelter, though they would also desecrate the faces of the pagan gods. After the rain, the lighting is amazing, so it’s time for more photos.

Photos taken December 2010 (Fuji FinePix S9000).

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