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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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Inner sanctuary

Edfu, Egypt

Edfu, Egypt

The inner sanctuary contains a free-standing naos, the holiest structure of an Egyptian temple. Inside the naos, there was originally a gold statue of Horus, which, of course, is since long gone. The naos and its statue were added by Nectanebo 2 in the 4th century BCE.
The naos could well be considered an altar, and at the temple at Edfu its appearance is especially evocative.

By Tore Kjeilen