Thursday, September 9, 2021

POTD: Temple of Horus

From 2019 11 21 Kom Ombo and Edfu

Today's photo-of-the-day is from the Temple of Horus in Edfu, Egypt.

The city of Edfu was known as Apollonopolis Magna in the Roman period, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo by some kind of magical decoder ring used by ancient Greeks. In any case, the temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom in about 100 BCE. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt.

Don't get temple fatigue already. We still have Luxor and the Valley of the Kings to see.

P.S. Apollonopolis Magna would make a great name for a professional wrestler.

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