Egypt: Edfu Temple (Temple of Horus)
The Edfu Temple aka The Temple of Horus is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt and is dedicated to the god Horus – the one with the falcon head. Consequently, there are two giant falcon statues guiding the entrance and the image of the falcon god is pretty much on every wall and column, which are all in an amazing condition. Chronologically, the temple was built during the late period of the Egyptian civilization, contemporaneously with Roman/Greek, and so many elements are Greko-Roman in appearance. The temple was completely buried by 12m/39ft of sand and only uncovered in late 18th century. Locals built houses right above the temple.
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