Synonyms for edfu or Related words with edfu

bubastis              nimrud              khorsabad              abusir              abydos              serapeum              elephantine              ramesseum              nippur              athribis              ugarit              hatra              saqqara              sippar              hierakonpolis              medinet              karnak              gadara              akhmim              lachish              buhen              barkal              pasargadae              avaris              medamud              meroe              leontopolis              faiyum              hawara              dahshur              kalhu              hermopolis              mycenae              sahure              tiryns              dendera              nuzi              kerameikos              fayum              behistun              girsu              bishapur              nineveh              khafajah              ephesos              coptos              ibrim              hattusa              eridu              crocodilopolis             



Examples of "edfu"
The Edfu project is being undertaken with the primary goal of translations of inscriptions of an ancient temple of Edfu.
The Temple of Edfu provides the model for Temple Works in Holbeck, Leeds. The courtyard columns at Edfu are closely copied in the frontage of the Works.
Edfu (also spelt Idfu, or in modern French as Edfou, and known in antiquity as Behdet;   ) is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. For the ancient history of the city, see below. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic "Temple of Horus" and an ancient settlement, "Tell Edfu" (described below). About north of Edfu are remains of ancient pyramids.
Locations of Khonsu's cult were Memphis, Hibis and Edfu.
An example of a wall relief scene from Edfu at the Temple of Edfu shows a cartouche with the "joint of meat" hieroglyph. Another less common hieroglyph pictured within the cartouche is the vertical standing "mummy hieroglyph."
The Horus of Mesen was worshipped at Tjaru in the form of a lion, and because of its close theological connections to Edfu, it is sometimes referred to as the Edfu of Lower Egypt.
Al Nasr Lel Taa'den Sporting Club (), is an Egyptian sports club based in Edfu, Aswan, Egypt.
In 1936 on his initiative Polish archaeologists from the University of Warsaw started archaeological works in Edfu in Egypt.
113) Selwanos (Silvanos), Bishop and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Pachomios the Cenobite in Edfu, Upper Egypt.
Shesmu's main cult center was located at the Fayum. Later, there were further shrines erected at Edfu and Dendera.
The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera. It was the center of several festivals sacred to Horus. Each year, "Hathor travelled south from her temple at Denderah to visit Horus at Edfu, and this event marking their sacred marriage was the occasion of a great festival and pilgrimage."
The Edfu South Pyramid is part of a group of seven very similar small step pyramids which were all built far from the main centres of Egypt and about which very little is known, along with the pyramids of Elephantine", ", Naqada, , and . It is located about five kilometres south of Edfu near Naga el-Ghoneimeya. It was first identified as a pyramid in 1979, when the German archaeologists Günter Dreyer and were leading a survey of Edfu after a tip off from the inspector. Further invesitgation and surveys of the surrounding area have been undertaken since 2010 by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Under the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology from 1930, he participated in excavations of Deir el-Medina and Edfu, the latter of which he wrote two volumes about.
No larger remains dating earlier than the 5th Dynasty have been found at Edfu. The ancient cemetery comprised mastabas of the Old Kingdom as well as later tombs. Before the beginning of the New Kingdom, the necropolis was transferred to Hager Edfu, to the west and then in the Late period to the south at Nag’ el-Hassaya. The entire area was called Behedet. The god Horus was herein worshipped as Horus Behedet.
However, recent archaeological finds at Edfu could indicate that the Hyksos 15th dynasty was already in existence at least by the mid-13th dynasty reign of king Sobekhotep IV. In a recently published paper in "Egypt and the Levant",
King Intef's wife was Sobekemsaf, who perhaps came from a local family based at Edfu. On an Abydos stela mentioning a building of the king are the words "king's son, head of the bowmen" Nakht.
In addition to Karnak, Thutmose I also built statues of the Ennead at Abydos, buildings at Armant, Ombos, el-Hiba, Memphis, and Edfu, as well as minor expansions to buildings in Nubia, at Semna, Buhen, Aniba, and Quban.
Humaithara is well known in the Islamic pilgrimage map for the highly venerated tomb of Imam Shadhili. It takes around 3 hours by road from Aswan, 4–5 hours from Edfu.
The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple, located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts "provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation." There are also "important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth." They are translated by the German Edfu-Project.
Although unassuming and unglamorous to the visiting tourists, Tell Edfu is a monument that contains evidence of more Egyptian history and is of more archaeological interest than the Ptolemaic temple. Although major parts of the settlement show severe signs of erosion, cut away or have been exposed during sebakh-digging, enough is preserved to gain information from as far back as the Predynastic Period. The remains of the settlement (tell) provides an insight into the development of Edfu as a provincial town from the end of the Old Kingdom until the Byzantine period. The settlement at Edfu was the capital of the Second Upper Egypt nome, and played an important role within the region. The oldest part of the town which can be dated to the late Old Kingdom lies on the eastern part of the tell, not far from the Ptolemaic temple.