Temple Of Horus Collection
The Temple of Horus, located in Edfu, Egypt, stands as a magnificent testament to the ancient Egyptian civilization
Edfu, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. Artist: Felix Bonfils
Edfu, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. Pylon of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, built between 237 and 57 BC. From Album of Photographs, Egypt and Nubia, by Felix Bonfils, 1878
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The Temple of Horus, located in Edfu, Egypt, stands as a magnificent testament to the ancient Egyptian civilization. As you enter this sacred site, your eyes are immediately drawn to the intricate bas reliefs adorning its walls. On the left side, the graceful Goddess Hathor is depicted with her divine presence radiating from every stroke of the artist's chisel. On the right side stands God Horus himself, his majestic figure exuding power and protection. Step further into this architectural marvel and you find yourself standing in awe within the sanctuary of Horus. The air is thick with reverence as you gaze upon a relief of this revered deity - his hawk-like features capturing both strength and wisdom. It becomes clear why he was chosen as Osiris' protector. As you explore deeper into this hallowed space, your eyes are captivated by stunning ceiling art created by Viet Chu. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns transport you back in time to an era where artistry knew no bounds. Outside, towering columns rise towards the heavens like sentinels guarding their sacred ground. These columns bear witness to centuries of worship and devotion that have taken place within these walls. In black-and-white photographs dating back to 1842-44 captured by Joseph Philibert Girault De Prangey, we catch glimpses of Edfu's grandeur through time's lens: from a vestibule that beckons visitors with its mysterious allure to a general view that showcases its impressive scale. Finally, step inside for an intimate glimpse into history itself - an interior filled with shadows whispering tales untold but felt deeply within one's soul. The Temple of Horus in Edfu stands not only as a physical structure but also as a gateway connecting us to our past. Its beauty transcends borders; it belongs not just to Egypt or North Africa but indeed all humanity who seeks knowledge and understanding about our shared heritage.