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1. Falcons

2. Great Court

3. Forest of columns

4. Walls and decorations

5. Inner sanctuary

6. Wooden barque

7. Simple exteriors

8. Birth House


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Forest of columns

Edfu, Egypt

Edfu, Egypt

The two columned halls, the Hypostyle Hall and the Festival Hall, have excellently preserved columns. The latter is the darkest and has the thinnest columns. The roof of both halls are held up by 12 columns. Twelve is a number repeated several times in the temple, there are also 12 columns along each side of the Great Court.

By Tore Kjeilen