The temple is dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian god Horus. Horus was the god of the sky and the sun and was depicted with the body of a man and the head of Hawk.
Pyramid Remains at Edfu
The Pyramid remains are 5km north of Edfu near the village of Naga el-Goneima are the remains of a step pyramid built by King Huni of Dynasty III (2637 - 2613BC).
The Ancient settlement is located in Wetjeset-hor - The remains at Tell Edfu date back to the 5th Dynasty.
Our Egypt travel guide differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower Egypt. Edfu is located in Upper Egypt. Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in 3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Upper Egypt, including Edfu, using our travel guide.
Each section of this Egyptian website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of Egypt, the Ancient Egyptians and of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, King Tut.