Egypt: Edfu Temple Egypt
Located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu and known in the Graeco-Roman Period as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE. The inscriptions on the walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Graeco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts provide details of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation
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