The Temple of Horus is very much like the Temple of Hathor, and also, is one of the most completely preserved temples from the Ptolemaic times – after the time of Alexandria the Great. The temple was started around 237 BCE and completed almost 200 years later in 57 BCE. Same type of design as most other temples and very identical to the Temple of Hathor.
The huge pylon which dominates the temple, the huge great court is beyond the pylon.
Visiting the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo can be kind of a disturbance because of all the tourists. All the tourists are coming from the cruise ships, there are a lot of big cruise ships on the Nile cruising from Luxor to Aswan and back. I didn’t spend much time at these two temples, although I have viewed many temples to the point they are all looking the same with the same layout, kind of. Temple fatigue I may be experiencing.
Nevertheless, I there are only three more temples to check out, Abu Simbel which is the Great Temple of Ramses II, The temple of Philae here in Aswan, and Abydos which might be difficult to get to. At this point in time Abydos and Tell al Amarna might be a challenge to visit when start to head north. The idea of heading north may prove difficult because most tourists go straight to Luxor or Cairo.
The same layout as the temple of Hathor.
This is the inner room, the sanctuary of horus. There use to be a gold statue of the so-called god inside the polished-granite shrine that you see in the back of the picture. In the front of the picture what you see is a modern reproduction of the wooden barque in which Horus’ statue would be taken out of the temple in procession during festive occasions. Notice the two falcon heads of Horus, very much like the Ark of the Covenant of the Israelites, the same idea.
This “type of logo” (the two snakes) is all over the world, although this is an Egyptian view of the symbol. What is this symbol which is all over the world? It is a symbol of the “three”. In the middle, the Great Almighty Divine Creator is represented, with the darkness on the left and the light on the right. This is all over the world which I will be pointing out as I travel. The anointed one of the light ascended to the right hand of the father, which will rule over the children of the light; the wicked one, once he is anointed, will be at the left hand of the father, which will rule over the children of the darkness. Check out ClearlyEnlight.com for more information on this subject. Each country has a different type of representation of the three. Just take a look at the world wide medical logo; same thing, two snakes wrap around a staff. The Divine – The light – The Darkness.
The Temple of Horus – Edfu—Egypt.
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