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Colossi of Memnon

  The famous Colossi of Memnon are all that remains of the burial temple of Amon-Ofis III and whose magnificences is recorded in stele found by the archaeologist Petrie. these statues, which must have stood to the sides of the entrance to the temple, are 2 meters in length and 1 meter in width. Cut …

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Temple of Horus in Edfu

  Edfu’s main claim to fame in Egyptian history is that in this otherwise unimportant small town there is the best-preserved temple in the whole of Egypt. The ancient capital of the IInd nome of Upper Egypt, it was called Apollinopolis Magna by the Greeks.   The temple, which is dedicated to Horus, was built …

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Kom Ombo Temple

  Situated between Edfu and Awan, Kom Ombo is the ancient city of Pa-Sebek, that is the <<home of Sebek>> the crocodile god who was already worshiped in predynastic times. In Kom Ombo is to be found the impressive remains of a temple of somewhat unusual style. In fact, it is a double temple obtained …

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Medinet Habu Temple

  For many years Madinet Habu was none other than a rich quarry and source of large square stones. During the Christian era, a village called Djeme by the Copts rose in this area. It occupied a large part of the site where the temple originally stood and in this way, it enabled numerous vestiges …

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Temple of Dendera

  Dendera, the Greek name of the city of Tentirys, is a city made holy by the presence of three different sanctuaries, that of Ihly, the sistrum-playing son of Horus, that of Horus himself and that of Hathor.   Today the first two have almost totally disappeared, all that remains of Ihy’s sanctuary being a …

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Seti I Temple in Abydos

  Today on the west bank of the Nile there stands the village of Arabat El-Madfurnah, literally <<Arabat the buried>> and the sand has indeed engulfed most of the monuments.   Abydos was the name which the Greeks gave the ancient city of Thinis, cradle of the oldest dynasties and a holy city dedicated to …

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