Edfu Temple It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information about the language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt you will discover it with Happy Egypt . This temple was designed with distinctive inscriptions through which we can discover information about the legend of this time, which the Egyptians excelled in building.
The Edfu temple contains a nilometer that was used to calculate the levels of the Nile water for each flood. Where floods were frequent in the past and the temples were drowned, so this scale helped them know the water level of the Nile River. in Luxor Day Trip visit it and see The Sanctuary of Horus is considered the oldest and holiest room in the temple, and it contains a shrine of black granite decorated with Nectanebo II
The present building was started by Ptolemy III Euergetes in 237 BC and completed by Ptolemy XI in 57 BC. Work was interrupted frequently due to nationalist revolutions in Upper Egypt.enjoy your trip to Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples from Luxor
Facing the temple are two huge towers bearing scenes of Ptolemy XII conquering his enemies and worshiping the gods. Two large granite statues of the falcon god Horus stand in front of the towers. Once you pass the towers, you enter a large colonnaded square decorated with floral capitals.