Where is Edfu Located?
Edfu, since the 5th Dynasty the capital of the 2nd Upper Egyptian Gaus-called by the Greeks Apollinopolis Magna-is located about 100 km north of Aswan and 85 km south of Luxor on the left (Western) Nile Bank and today has about 35,000 inhabitants. The name Edfu derives from the ancient Egyptian name Djeba.
What Country is Edfu in?
Edfu is a town in southern Egypt. It is located halfway from Luxor to Aswan and is a popular tourist destination.
Inside the city there is a great temple from the time of the Pharaohs: the magnificent and excellently preserved Horus temple. Horus was a falcon god symbolizing the kingdom. The temple is more than 2,000 years old, but also 2,000 years younger than the pyramids. Construction began in 237 B. C., and in 57 B. C. It was completed. It was built at the time of the Ptolemaic period. The Ptolemies were pharaohs of Greek origin. After the death of Alexander the Great, who had conquered Egypt in 332 BC, a General named Ptolemy took control of the land on the Nile. His heirs were all named Ptolemy. However, they still had other epithets to distinguish themselves from each other. The reign of Ptolemy ended around 30 BC with the death of Queen Cleopatra.
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