Saturday, April 04, 2009


Another day, another Temple. Edfu Temple is said to be the "best-preserved monument of the ancient world. It is another temple to Horus--the Falcon god. It was built in the New Kingdom (around 250 BC but covered with Nile silt and Sahara sand for almost 2000 years. It still has the stone roof on the temple so you get a great feeling for how it felt when it was built.

Like at all the tourist attractions, they site is set up so you exit through the tourist market (just like museums do it with gift shops). In Egypt it is a bunch of independent merchants, all selling tourist stuff. They each rent a stall.

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