Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Temple of the WorldSanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Miroslav Verner

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165634

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use.date: 26 June 2022

Edfu: The Throne of Horus

Edfu: The Throne of Horus

(p.420) (p.421) (p.422) (p.423) 10 Edfu: The Throne of Horus
Temple of the World

Miroslav Verner

American University in Cairo Press

The town of Edfu, situated about halfway along the road between Luxor and Aswan, was an important Upper Egyptian religious center and the focus of the worship of the falcon god Horus of Behdet. Throughout the centuries, the ruins of the ancient town have been devastated by the sabakhin-fellahs digging out decayed mudbrick structures to fertilize their fields. Over the centuries several temples were built in Edfu; some of them were demolished or rebuilt during antiquity. The Horus temple in Edfu is a little over 137 meters long, and its main axis is oriented roughly in the northeast direction. Colossal granite statues of the falcon, Horus of Edfu, stood on each side of the entrance.

Keywords:   Edfu, Horus, falcon god, granite statues, Horus temple, festival of Behdet, Seth

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .