The Temple of Edfu, also known as the Temple of Horus, is the second largest temple in Egypt. It is located in the city of Edfu, on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt.
Dedicated to the god Horus, the Temple of Edfu is famous for its well-preserved state and is considered one of the most beautiful ancient Egyptian temples. It showcases the profound admiration and bond between the Ptolemaic and ancient Egyptian cultures. The temple was constructed during the Ptolemaic period, between 237 and 57 BCE, and was built on the site of an earlier temple.
The Temple of Edfu is a significant religious site and was used for various ceremonies and festivals dedicated to Horus. The ornate reliefs and carvings on the walls depict scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology and history, offering valuable insights into the religious beliefs and rituals of the time.