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Entering the Temple of Edfu.


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As we approach the giant doorway, two large granit statues of Horus protecting the king sit on either side.  Walking through the huge opening in the Pylon, you can’t help but look up and marvel at the size of this stone structure. The Pylon itself stands nearly 120 feet high, it is 36 feet just to reach the otherside.

   Above the lintel is a beautiful winged solar disk with paint still showing. This symbol represents the form that Horus of Edfu takes as a great warrior. Over our heads on the entrance ceiling is the vulture goddess, Nekhbet. She is carved and painted with her wings outstreched over starry skies


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Decorated Colonnade