Edfu (the Greek city of Apollinopolis Magna) is a major religious and commercial center which stands at the nucleus of the road network, the end of the deserts, and the gold mine routes. The pile of rubble to the west of the Temple Of Horus is probably the original site of the village of Djeba. From artifacts discovered at the site the nerve center of the town was undisputedly the Temple Of Horus, the falcon god.
It seems strange that the Temple Of Edfu stands in the center of the village itself. The Temple Of Horus is inhabitated by the falcon headed god Horus. The Temple Of Horus is accessed through the back of the temple and there has been a succession of structures built upon this site since antiquity. The original structure for Horus was a wicker hut!
The stone temple was begun by Ptolemy III Euergetes in 237 BC and it was not completed until 57 BC.
Edfu is located on the Nile River about half - way between Luxor and Aswan.
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.
The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.
A third option is to fly directly to Luxor.
Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXR, ICAO: HELX) is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located about four miles (6km) east of the city.
Many charter airlines use the airport, as it is a popular tourist destination for those visiting the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
|Sacred Boat Of The Falcon - God Horus.|
|The Front Pylons||Sunlight Creates Different Colors|
|Front Pylon Taken|
From Village House
|To House Horus,|
The Falcon God
|Audrey DeLange At Edfu &|
The Temple Of Horus
"We Enter The Temple
From The Back!"
|Facing South, Engravings|
On North Wall
|Guard West Of Edfu|
|Looking South At Engravings|
On West Wall
|Our Tour Group Filing|
Into The Small Entrance
Into The Courtyard
|The North End Was Dedicated|
To The Falcon God,
Harwar Also Known As
Horus The Elder Or Horus.
|Look At The Columns!|
|It Was Pharaoh's Job|
To Make Offerings
To The Gods
|Sure Is Tall!||Tim Says, "It Sure Is|
A Small Entrance For
Such A Big Place!"
In Another Form
& Lower Egypt
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