Temple of Edfu

The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo.

The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Temple of Kom Ombo (59 km), Temple of Luxor (84 km), Temples of Karnak (85 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (89 km), Assuan (Egypt) (98 km), Temple of Philae (106 km), Temple of Dendera (131 km), Temples of Kalabscha (153 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (245 km), Temple of Amada (257 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (320 km), Cairo (Egypt) (587 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (1,820 km), Shiraz (Iran) (2,007 km), Isfahan (Iran) (2,017 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (2,047 km), Tehran (Iran) (2,136 km), Syracuse (Italy) (2,143 km), Nain (Iran) (2,149 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (2,169 km)

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