Temple of Horus - Edfu, Egypt

The Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The construction of the temple began by Pharaoh Ptolemy III in 237 BCE and fully completed in the reign of Pharaoh Ptolemy XII in 57 BCE. The temple was built on the location where the battle for the future of ancient Egypt occurred between Horus (god of protection and victory) and Set (god of the desert, war and chaos) according to the tale of Osiris. With the coming of Christianity during the final days of the Roman kingdom in 391 CE when paganism was forbidden, the temple was left alone under the sand for hundreds of years until the discovery of the temple once again in 1860 CE.
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